Hi Soul - My 14-year-old grandson lives with me and my husband. He has bipolar disorder with psychotic features. He dreams often of sharks attacking him or other frightening ordeals. He will describe the fear, pain, blood, and crying in great detail. He demands that it was very, very real and has been known to suffer for several days over the fear of going to sleep because he might dream it again. He does not take Lamictal as part of his medication regimen. I have talked with his therapist and psychiatrist on several occasions about these dreams and they have told me that people who are bipolar often dream very vividly.
I would ask your pdoc just to be sure.
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