Idiopathic And PTSD-related Nightmare Disorder And Chronic Nightmares.
Guided by the neurocognitive model of Nightmare Disorder, my research attempts to correlate PTSD and non-PTSD related Nightmare Disorder with several factors. This research project will use database data to look at which brain structures and brain activity patterns are correlated with different types of Nightmare Disorder. This project also collects surveys from adults with chronic nightmares in an attempt to correlate anxiety, mental activity, screen usage, and panic with chronic nightmare severity and with PTSD vs non-PTSD-related nightmares. Hopefully, this study will elucidate the different causes of PTSD and non-PTSD related Nightmare Disorder and lead to better treatment and understanding of the condition.
The AAR program is a unique opportunity for Palo Alto Unified School District students, in grades 10-12, to engage in original research in an area of their choosing. Students are paired with mentors who are experts in the field of the student's choosing.
Advanced Authentic Research
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