DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2015.01.005
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Paula Regina Peron

Abstract: This paper examines a diminished capacity for dreaming and communicating one's dreams in a psychoanalysis therapy. This diminished capacity is related to depression and to one of its possible causes-traumatic experiences. In order to give theoretical support to these ideas, Sigmund Freud's concepts on the interpretation of dreams are presented, together with contemporary review of his contributions. The discussion reveals that traumas can cause impoverishment of one's ability to construct mental representation…

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