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Night terrors and nightmare had for years been equated terms. Early writers tended to ignore the differences. Even today with a clearer definition and understanding of these sleep disturbances, practitioners have been at a loss on how to ameliorate the very upsetting set of occurrences (to the patient as well as to the family). This paper briefly reviews some of the literature on Night Terrors and reports successes in the amelioration of this phenomenon.

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Taylor, A. Night terrors. J Contemp Psychother 23, 121–125 (1993).

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