Publications

Science Articles

2015 – present

Desjardins ME, Baril AA, Soucy JP, Dang Vu TT, Desautels A, Petit D, Montplaisir, J, Zadra A. (2018). Altered brain perfusion patterns in wakefulness and slow-wave sleep in sleepwalkers. SLEEP, https://doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsy039

Desjardins ME, Carrier J, Lina JM, Fortin M, Gosselin N, Montplasir, J, Zadra A. (2017) EEG functional connectivity prior to sleepwalking: evidence of interplay between sleep and wakefulness. SLEEP, 40(4) doi: 10.1093/sleep/zsx024.

Boucetta S, Montplasir J, Zadra A, Lachapelle F, Soucy JP, Gravel P, Dang-Vu TT. (2017) Altered regional cerebral blood flow in idiopathic hypersomnia. SLEEP, 40:10 http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/sleep/zsx140

Labelle MA, Dang-Vu TT, Petit D, Desautels A, Monplaisir J, Zadra, A. (2015) Sleep deprivation impairs inhibitory control in adult sleepwalkers. Journal of Sleep Research, 24, 658-65. DOI: 10.1111/jsr.12315

Petit D, Pennestri MH, Paquet J, Desautels, A, Zadra A, Tremblay RE, Boivin M, Montplaisir J. (2015) Childhood sleepwalking and sleep terrors: a longitudinal study of prevalence and familial aggregation. JAMA Pediatrics. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.127 doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.127.

Tanguay H, Zadra A, Good D, Leri F. (2015) Relationship between drug dreams, affect and craving during treatment for substance dependence. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 9; 123-129. doi: 10.1097/ADM.0000000000000105

Dang-Vu TT, Zadra A, Labelle MA, Petit D, Soucy JP, Montplaisir J. (2015) Sleep deprivation reveals altered brain perfusion patterns in somnambulism. PLoS One. 10(8): e0133474. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0133474. eCollection 2015.

Cohen A, Zadra A. (2015) An analysis of laypeople’s beliefs regarding the origins of their worst nightmares. International Journal of Dream Research, 8, 120-128.

Beaulieu-Prevost D, Zadra A. (2015) When people remember dreams they never experienced: A study of the malleability of dream recall over time. Dreaming, 25; 18-31.

Pressman MR, Grunstein RR, Mahowald MW, Schenck CH, Montplaisir JY, Bornemann MC, Zadra A, Buchanan PR. (2015) Alcohol and sleep review: flawed design, methods, and statistics cannot support conclusions. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 39(5): 941-943. doi: 10.1111/acer.12712

Gauchat A, Séguin JR, McSween-Cadieux E, Zadra A. (2015) The content of recurrent dreams in young adolescents. Consciousness and Cognition, 37: 103-111. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2015.08.009

2010-2014

Robert G, Zadra A. (2014) Thematic and content analysis of idiopathic nightmares and bad dreams.  SLEEP, 37; 409-417. doi: 10.5665/sleep.3426  

Perrault R, Carrier J, Desaultels A, Montplaisir J, Zadra A. (2014) EEG slow waves prior to somnambulism. Sleep Medicine, 15, 1468-1472. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2014.07.020  

Petit D, Zadra A. (2014) Les parasomnies chez l’enfant: Bien plus que le somnambulisme. Le Médecin du Québec, 9, 47-51.

Gauchat, A., Seguin, JR, Zadra A. (2014) Prevalence and correlates of disturbed dreaming in children. Pathologie Biologie, 62 : 311-318. Doi : 10.1016/j.patbio.2014.05.016

Zadra A, Desautels A, Petit D, Montplaisir, J. (2013) Somnambulism: clinical aspects and pathophysiological hypotheses. Lancet Neurology, 12; 285-94. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(12)70322-8

Labelle MA, Desautels A, Montplaisir, J,  Zadra A. (2013) Psychopathologic correlates of adult sleepwalking. Sleep Medicine, 14;1348-1355. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2013.05.023

Duval M, McDuff P, Zadra A. (2013) Nightmare frequency, nightmare distress and psychopathology in female victims of childhood abuse.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 201; 767-772.  doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3182a214a1

Desaultels A,  Zadra A, Labelle MA, Dauvilliers Y, Petit D, Montplaisir J. (2013) Daytime somnolence in adult sleepwalkers. Sleep Medicine, 14 :1187-1191. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2013.04.029

Charneau Simard C, Beaulieu-Prevost D,  Zadra A. (2013) Chercher un sens à ses rêves? Relations avec le bien-être, la personnalité et l’accessibilité onirique. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, 45; 148-158. http://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/a0021748

Perrault R, Carrier J, Desaultels A, Montplaisir J, Zadra A. (2013) Slow wave activity and slow oscillations in sleepwalkers and controls: effects of 38 h of sleep deprivation. Journal of Sleep Research, 22; 430-433. doi: 10.1111/jsr.12041

Pilon M, Desautels A, Montplaisir J, Zadra A. (2012) Auditory arousal responses and thresholds during REM and NREM sleep of sleepwalkers and controls. Sleep Medicine, 13; 490-495. doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2011.10.031

Pressman MR, Mahowald MW, Schenck CH, Cramer Bornemann MA, Banerjee D, Buchanan P,  Zadra A. (2012) Alcohol, sleepwalking and violence: lack of reliable scientific evidence. Brain. doi: 10.1093/brain/aws248

Zadra A, Robert G. (2012) Dream recall frequency: Impact of prospective measures and motivational factors. Consciousness and Cognition, 21; 1695-1702.doi: 10.1093/brain/aws248

Gauchat A, Zadra A. (2012) Prévalence, corrélats et traitements des cauchemars chez les enfants. Pratiques psychologiques, 18; 245-264. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prps.2010.02.001

Duval M, Zadra, A (2011) Frequency and content of dreams associated with trauma. Sleep Medicine Clinics, 5: 249-260. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsmc.2010.01.003

Montplaisir J, Petit D, Pilon M, Mongrain V, Zadra A. (2011).Does sleepwalking impair daytime vigilance? Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 7, 219. 

Pilon M, Zadra A (2011). Non-Rapid Eye Movement Parasomnais: Diagnostic methods. Sleep Medicine Clinics 6: 447-458.

Zadra A, Pilon, M (2011). Non-rapid eye movement (NREM) parasomnias. Handbook of Clinical Neurology, 99: 851-868.

Jaar O., Pilon M, Carrier J, Montplaisir, J, Zadra, A (2010) Analyses of slow-wave activity and slow-wave oscillations prior to somnambulism. SLEEP, 11 (33), 1511-1516.  

Pesant N. & Zadra,A. (2010) L'utilisation des rêves en psychothérapie: une approche intégrative. Revue Québécoise de Psychologie, 31(2), 9-31.  

Lusignan, FA., Godbout R,  Dubuc MJ, Daoust AM. Mottard, JP, Zadra A. (2010) Non REM sleep mentation in chronically-treated persons with schizophrenia.  Consciousness and Cognition, 19(4), 997-985. doi: 10.1016/j.concog.2010.09.021

Krakow B., Zadra A. (2010) Imagery rehearsal therapy: Principles and practice. Sleep Medicine Clinics, 5, 289-298. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsmc.2010.01.004

 

2005-2009

Lusignan FA, Zadra A, Dubuc MJ, Daoust AM, Mottard JP,  Godbout R. (2009) Dream content in chronically-treated persons with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 112, 164-173. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2009.03.032  

Gauchat A,  Zadra A, Tremblay RE,  Zelazo PD, Séguin JR. (2009) Recurrent dreams and psychosocial adjustment in preteen children. Dreaming, 19, 75-84.

Pressman MR, Mahowald MW, Schenck C, Bornemann MC, Montplaisir J,  Zadra A, et al. (2009). Sleep-related automatism and the law. Medicine, Science and the Law, 49(2), 124-36.

Beaulieu-Prevost D, Charneau Simard C, Zadra A. (2009) Making sense of dream experiences: A multidimensional approach to beliefs about dreams. Dreaming,19, 119-134.

Zadra A, Pilon M, & Montplaisir J. (2008) Polysomnographic diagnosis of sleepwalking:  effects of sleep deprivation. Annals of Neurology, 63: 513-519.  doi: 10.1002/ana.21339

Pilon M, Montplaisir J, & Zadra A. (2008) Precipitating somnambulism: impact of sleep deprivation and forced arousals. Neurology, 70, 2284-2290.  doi: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000304082.49839.86

Robert, G. & Zadra, A. (2008) Measuring nightmare and bad dream frequency: Impact of retrospective and prospective instruments. Journal of Sleep Research, 17:132-139.doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2869.2008.00649.x

Beaulieu-Prévost, D. & Zadra A. (2007). Absorption, psychological boundaries and attitude towards dreams as correlates of dream recall: Two decades of research seen through a meta-analysis.  Journal of Sleep Research, 16, 51-59. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2869.2007.00572.x

Beaulieu-Prévost, D. & Zadra A. (2007) Variations dans le rappel onirique : synthèse et intégration des connaissances. Pratiques Psychologiques, 13, 117-130. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.prps.2006.01.014

Desjardins S. & Zadra, A. (2006) Is the threat simulation theory threatened by recurrent dreams? Consciousness and Cognition, 15, 470-474. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2006.04.005

Krakow B. & Zadra A. (2006) Clinical management of chronic nightmares: Imagery Rehearsal Therapy. Behavioral Sleep Medicine, 4, 45-70. http://dx.doi.org/10.1207/s15402010bsm0401_4

Pesant N. & Zadra A. (2006)  Effets et processus thérapeutiques de séances d’interprétation du rêve. Revue Québécoise de Psychologie, 27, 153-170.

Pesant N. &  Zadra A. (2006) Dream content and psychological well-being: A longitudinal study of the continuity hypothesis. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62, 111-121. https://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jclp.20212

Pilon M., Zadra A., Joncas, S. & Montplaisir, J.(2006) Hypersynchronous delta waves and somnambulism: Brain topography and effect of sleep deprivation. Sleep,29, 77-84.

Zadra A., Desjardins, S. & Marcotte, E. (2006) Evolutionary function of dreams: A test of the threat simulation theory in recurrent dreams. Consciousness and Cognition, 15, 450-463.https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2005.02.002

Zadra A., Pilon M., & Donderi, D.C. (2006) Variety and intensity of emotions in nightmares and bad dreams.  Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 194, 249-254. https://dx.doi.org/10.1097/01.nmd.0000207359.46223.dc

Beaulieu-Prévost, D. & Zadra, A. (2005) How dream recall shapes people’s beliefs about the content of their dreams. North American Journal of Psychology, 7, 253-264.

Beaulieu-Prévost, D. & Zadra, A. (2005) Dream recall frequency and attitude towards dreams: A reinterpretation of the relation. Journal of Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 919-927. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2004.06.017

2000-2004

Pesant, N., Zadra A. (2004). Working with dreams in therapy: What do we know and what should we do?  Clinical Psychology Review, 24, 489-512. https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cpr.2004.05.002  

Germain, A., Krakow, B., Faucher, B., Zadra, A., Nielsen, T., Hollifield, M., Warner, T.D., & Koss, M. (2004). Increased mastery elements associated with imagery rehearsal treatment for nightmares in sexual assault survivors with PTSD. Dreaming, 14, 195-206. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/1053-0797.14.4.195

Zadra A., Pilon M., Joncas S., Rompré S., & Montplaisir J. (2004) Analysis of post-arousal EEG activity after somnambulistic episodes. Journal of Sleep Research, 13, 279-284. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2869.2004.00404.x

Nielsen T.A., Zadra A., Simard V., Saucier S., Kuiken D. & Smith C. (2003) Typical dreams of Canadian university students. Dreaming, 13, 211-235. doi:10.1023/B:DREM.0000003144.40929.0b

Zadra A. & Manzini C. (2003) Rêves et douleur. Douleur et Analgésie, 2, 89-92. doi:10.1007/BF03007108

Joncas, S., Zadra, A., Paquet, M., Montplaisir, J. (2002). The value of sleep deprivation as a diagnostic tool in adult sleepwalkers. Neurology, 58, 936-940.

Zadra, A. (2002) La sensorialité des rêves. Bulletin Veille Sommeil, 15, 24-28.

Zadra, A. & Donderi D.C. (2000). Threat perceptions and avoidance in recurrent dreams. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 1017-1018. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X00944029

Germain, A., Nielsen, T., Zadra, A. & Montplaisir, J. (2000) The prevalence of typical dream themes challenges the specificity of the threat simulation theory. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 23, 940-941. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X00424027

Gaudreau, H., Joncas, S., Zadra, A. & Montplaisir,J. (2000). Dynamics of slow-wave activity during the NREM sleep of sleepwalkers and control subjects. Sleep, 23, 755-760.

Zadra, A. & Donderi D.C. (2000). Nightmares and bad dreams : Their prevalence and relation to psychological well-being. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 109, 210-219. http://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/0021-843X.109.2.273

1990-1999

Zadra, A., Nielsen, T.A., & Donderi, D.C. (1998). Prevalence of auditory, olfactory, and gustatory experiences in home dreams. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 87, 819-826. DOI: 10.2466/pms.1998.87.3.819

Zadra, A.,  Nielsen, T.A. (1998). Topographical EEG mapping in a case of recurrent sleep terrors. Dreaming, 8, 67-73. doi:10.1023/B:DREM.0000005897.62698.1b

Zadra, A., O’Brien, S., & Donderi, D.C. (1998). Dream content, dream recurrence and well-being: A replication with a younger sample. Journal of Imagination, Cognition & Personality, 17, 293-311.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2190%2FLLXL-D4DB-9CP5-BRGT

Zadra, A., Nielsen, T.A. & Donderi, D.C. (1998). Prevalence of auditory, olfactory, and gustatory experiences in home dreams.  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 87, 819-826. https://dx.doi.org/10.2466/pms.1998.87.3.819

Zadra, A., Nielsen, T.A., Germain, A., Lavigne, G. & Donderi, D.C. (1998). The nature and prevalence of pain in dreams. Pain Research and Management, 3, 155-161. http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1998/946171

Zadra, A. & Pihl, R.O. (1997). Lucid dreaming as a treatment for recurrent nightmares. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 66, 50-55. DOI:10.1159/000289106

Nielsen, T.A., McGregor, D.L., Zadra, A., Ilnicki, D., & Ouellet, L. (1993).  Pain in dreams. Sleep, 18, 490-498.

Zadra, A., Donderi, D.C. & Pihl, R.O. (1992).  Efficacy of lucid dream induction for lucid and non-lucid dreamers.  Dreaming, 2, 85-97. http://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/h0094350

BOOK CHAPTERS

Zadra A. (in press) Nightmare therapies. In: Hoss RJ, Valli K, Gongloff (Eds), Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology and Culture. ABC-CLIO.

Zadra A. (in press) Dream lucidity and nightmares In: Hoss RJ, Valli K, Gongloff (Eds), Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology and Culture. ABC-CLIO.

Zadra A, Siegal A. (in press) PTSD nightmares. In: Hoss RJ, Valli K, Gongloff (Eds), Dreams: Understanding Biology, Psychology and Culture. ABC-CLIO.

Montplaisir J., Zadra A. Nielsen T.A., & Petit, D. (2017). Parasomnias. In : S. Chokroverty  (Ed), Sleep Disorders Medicine: Basic Science, Technical Considerations and Clinical Aspects.  4th EditionSpringer-Verlag New York. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6578-6

Zadra A, Domhoff WG (2016). Dream content: Quantitative findings. In: Kryger M. Roth N., & Dement, W.C. (Eds.), Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine, 6th Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders.

Zadra A, Krakow B. (2013). Nightmare disorder in adults.  In Kothare S & Ivanenko A (Eds), Parasomnias:  Clinical Characteristics and Treatment, Springer, NY.

Zadra A. (2012) Nightmares. In: Sylvestri, R (Ed) Sleep Disorders in Neurology, Nova Science Publishers, pp. 91-104.

Zadra, A. (2012). Rêves et activités mentales du sommeil (Dreams and mental activity during sleep). Les troubles du sommeil, Dauvilliers, Y & Billard, M (Eds). Paris, Masson, pp. 59-68.

Zadra, A, Pilon, M. (2012). Parasomnias II: Night terrors and somnambulism.  In: C.M.  Morin, C.A. Espie (Eds). Oxford Handbook of Sleep and Sleep Disorders, Oxford University Press, pp. 577-598 

Zadra A, Pilon, M (2011). Non-rapid eye movement (NREM) parasomnias.  In: Montagna, P. & Chokroverty, S. (Eds), Handbook of Clinical Neurology, 99, Amsterdam: Elsevier., pp. 851-868.

Nielsen T, Zadra A. (2011). Idiopathic nightmares and dream disturbances associated with sleep-wake transitions. In: Kryger M. Roth N., & Dement, W.C. (Eds.), Principles and practice of sleep medicine, 5th Edition, Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, pp. 1106-1115. 

Zadra A, Domhoff WG. (2011). Dream content: Quantitative findings. In: Kryger M. Roth N., & Dement, W.C. (Eds.), Principles and practice of sleep medicine, 5th Edition. Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, pp. 585- 594.

Zadra A, Montplaisir J. (2010).  Sleepwalking.  In: M.J. Thorpy, G Plazzi (Eds). The Parasomnias and other sleep related movement disorders, Cambridge University Press, UK, pp.109-118

Germain A., Zadra A. (2009). Dreams and nightmares in posttraumatic stress disorder.  In: LR. Squire (Ed). Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, 4th ed, Vol 3, Oxford, Elsevier, pp. 655-661.

Montplaisir J., Zadra A. Nielsen T.A., & Petit, D. (2009). Parasomnias. In : S. Chokroverty  (Ed), Sleep Disorders Medicine, 3rd Edition. Boston, Butterworth-Heinemann., pp. 591-605.

Germain A., Zadra A. (2009). Dreams and nightmares in PTSD.  In: The Neuroscience of Sleep, R. Stickgold & MP. Walker (Eds). Oxford, Elsevier, pp. 316-322.

Zadra A. & Manzini C. (2007). Pain in dreams and nightmares. Dans: Lavigne, G., Choinière, M., Sessle, B. & Soja, P. (Eds). Sleep and Pain. International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), pp. 361-370.

Nielsen T.A. & Zadra A. (2005).  Nightmares and other common dream disturbances. Dans: Kryger M. Roth N., & Dement, W.C. (Eds.), Principles and practice of sleep medicine, 4th Edition. (pp. 926-935). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co.

Zadra A. & Décary E. (2005).  Analyse quantitative du contenu des récits de rêves littéraires du Moyen-âge au XXe siècle. Dans : Vandendorpe, C. (Ed).  Le récit de rêve. Fonctions, thèmes et symboles. (pp. 339-368).  Québec: Nota Bene.

Zadra A. & Donderi D.C. (2003) Threat perceptions and avoidance in recurrent dreams. In :  Pace-Schott, E.P., Solms M, Blagrove, M. & Harnad, S. (Eds.), Sleep and Dreaming: Scientific Advances and Reconsiderations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Nielsen T.A. & Zadra A. (2000). Dreaming disorders (Parasomnias section).  Dans: Kryger, M., Roth, N., & Dement, W.C. (Eds.), Principles and practices of sleep medicine, 3rd Edition.  Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders Co, pp. 753-772.

Zadra A.L.  (1996).  Recurrent dreams:  Their relation to life events and well- being.  In D. Barrett (Ed.),   Trauma and dreams, pp. 231-247.  Cambridge:  Harvard University Press.

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