This work evaluated the structure of dreams in people affected by anorexia. The verbal reports of 252 anorexic patients were compared with 252 dream reports from a control group. In accordance with the Jungian conceptualization of, dreams as texts, dream reports were assessed using textual analysis processing techniques. Significant differences were found in several measured parameters, such as Places, Context of the narration. Verb Tenses, Sequences, Speech, Characters, Emotivity and Semantic Fields. These data demonstrate that the dream reports of anorexic patients differ from those of the control group. It is thus possible that anorexia probably underlies changes in the oneiric production and dream reports. This work confirms the value of textual analysis in the study of oneiric material.

Zanasi, M., Chiaramonte, C., Paoletti, G., Testoni, F., & Siracusano, A. (2010). Oneiric activity in anorexia. SLEEP AND HYPNOSIS, 12(1-2), 1-12.

Oneiric activity in anorexia

ZANASI, MARCO;PAOLETTI, GIOVANNA;SIRACUSANO, ALBERTO
2010

Abstract

This work evaluated the structure of dreams in people affected by anorexia. The verbal reports of 252 anorexic patients were compared with 252 dream reports from a control group. In accordance with the Jungian conceptualization of, dreams as texts, dream reports were assessed using textual analysis processing techniques. Significant differences were found in several measured parameters, such as Places, Context of the narration. Verb Tenses, Sequences, Speech, Characters, Emotivity and Semantic Fields. These data demonstrate that the dream reports of anorexic patients differ from those of the control group. It is thus possible that anorexia probably underlies changes in the oneiric production and dream reports. This work confirms the value of textual analysis in the study of oneiric material.
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Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore MED/25 - Psichiatria
English
Anorexia; Dreams; Textual analysis; Clinical Psychology; Complementary and Alternative Medicine2708 Dermatology
Zanasi, M., Chiaramonte, C., Paoletti, G., Testoni, F., & Siracusano, A. (2010). Oneiric activity in anorexia. SLEEP AND HYPNOSIS, 12(1-2), 1-12.
Zanasi, M; Chiaramonte, C; Paoletti, G; Testoni, F; Siracusano, A
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