Dreams Which Precipitate Asthma Attacks

  • Harold Levitan


In certain psychosomatic illnesses such as Asthma and Migraine in which the symptoms occur episodically the symptoms sometimes occur in the course of a dream or immediately after it. Scrutiny of these dreams provides a very good opportunity to observe at close range the particular psychological forces which are responsible for the precipitation of symptoms. In this paper I will discuss the dreams which are associated with the precipitation of asthma attacks. In a forthcoming companion paper I will discuss the dreams which are associated with the precipitation of migraine attacks.


Migraine Attack Asthmatic Attack Oedipus Complex Psychological Force Sexual Scene 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Harold Levitan
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  1. 1.Allan Memorial InstituteMontrealCanada

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