≪Organizer Abstract≫
Nightmares are not only related to mental disorders, including other sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, and PTSD, but also to overall mental health and psychological well-being. Despise the growing concern about nightmares, there remains little empirical research on neurocognitive models of nightmare in Japan and few guideline for best clinical practices.
In this session, research on nightmares in the Japanese population is reviewed, including (1) understanding and assessment of nightmares using the neurocognitive model, (2)cognitive-behavioral treatment and management of nightmares for Japanese clients, (3) neurophysiological bases of SOREM sleep (Kanasibari) and cultural contexts of nightmares, and (4) dissociative experiences and nightmares in the Japanese population. Further, the understanding of nightmares based on a neurocognitive model and its clinical implications are discussed.

[Organizer] Kazuo Matsuoka (Iwate University)
[Speakers] Hitoshi Okada (Bunkyo University), Eiko Matsuda (Toyo University), Kazuhiko Fukuda(Edogawa University), Hajime Tanabe (Shizuoka University)
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