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Books on dream interpretation abound and many people believe that dreams create a window into subconscious mind where they can find answers to their most pressing problems, or even to see into future.
This can be a dangerous practice. At best you can waste money buying books which lean towards esoteric and lack knowledge in this area.
At worst, dream interpretation can be taken too seriously and people can depend too heavily on finding (sometimes false) meaning of their dreams. This can lead to depression and even paranoia. It's best to treat dream analysis as a bit of fun and realize that there may be many different ways to analyze dreams and their possible meaning.
If you have recurring dream or nightmares, it's best to contact a therapist experience in this area. Don't go down mystical route of trying to analyze yourself by means of a book.
Nightmares may be caused by stress, so work on ways to relieve this and nightmares may disappear by themselves.
The information contained in this article is for educational purposes only and is not intended to medically diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Consult a health care practitioner before beginning any health care program.
Emily Clark is editor at Lifestyle Health News and Medical Health News where you can find the most up-to-date advice and information on many medical, health and lifestyle topics.