Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Jonathan Stevens, M.D., M.P.H.
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Jonathan Stevens, M.D., M.P.H., is Chief of Outpatient Services and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Menninger Clinic and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Baylor College of Medicine. He is the blog curator.