Years ago I read an article about the importance of a named diagnosis for patient healing. As the years have marched by, I have seen the wisdom of this play out -- so much so that I concluded, "If you can name it, you can tame it.
Since my stroke, I have not had any dreams, save one which was a wee bit of a miracle, and which I'll make the subject of another post.
So what gives? I have not heard any other stroke patients talk about this.
Ahhhh. It turns out that there is a condition of "no dreaming" in some stroke survivors. Does it have a name? Indeed it does. It is called the Charcot-Wilbrand syndrome.
So, what is this? To learn more, take a trip over to that often consulted medical resource, Wikipedia, by clicking on the Charcot-Wilbrand syndrome.
So there it is. A name at last. I feel better. Now, perhaps the dreams will come back.