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Addiction, cravings and MD: what they mean and where they come from

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eretaia Mar 15. 2 Replies

I throw the term addiction a lot when talking about MD but I figured it might need some explaining because addiction, although it seems like a totally incoherent behavior or just a messed up brain…Continue

To all those reluctant to quit: Letting go of MD and what it is (not)

Started this discussion. Last reply by dark thoughts 4 hours ago. 13 Replies

Dedicated to all those of you scared of losing MD.--- If someone were to give you a pill that would cure MD, would you take it?Would you end this?You could call this a typical dilemma that eventually…Continue

Overcoming MD: Was it all just a lie?

Started this discussion. Last reply by rose Feb 28, 2016. 7 Replies

I wanted to write this for those of you who feel as if they are giving up a part of themselves at the thought of losing MD. But sometimes, things are not like they seem.This is …Continue

Tags: characters, fantasy, overcoming, daydreaming

Part IV: Curing MD

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eretaia Aug 29, 2015. 23 Replies

Hey guys. For those who are following my other topic on curing MD, I finally got some spare time to update and elaborate on some things that I thought were missing in the previous posts. I'm posting…Continue

Tags: daydreaming, maladaptive, curing

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Breaking out of Maladaptive Daydreaming

My blog on overcoming MD if anyone is interested:

https://maladaptivedaydreamingguide.wordpress.com/guide/

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dark thoughts replied to Eretaia's discussion To all those reluctant to quit: Letting go of MD and what it is (not)
"I feel the same way. When untreated my daydreams cam literally consume hours- and I enjoy them, I just can't seem to get real life done. When treated, I miss them- terribly, it's like I lost a friend. I'm trying to find a balance,…"
4 hours ago
Eretaia replied to Eretaia's discussion To all those reluctant to quit: Letting go of MD and what it is (not)
"Nope, not a professional. That's something only you can answer. My own answer would be that as long as the tendency to isolate yourself in order to act out particular emotion exists, then you are indeed having difficulty expressing said…"
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Eretaia and Zack are now friends
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Graham Foster replied to Eretaia's discussion To all those reluctant to quit: Letting go of MD and what it is (not)
"Are you a mental health professional? I'm sincerely asking, I have a BA in psych (though I'm a law student, not any type of psych professional.) I've only begun to talk about my MDD with my therapist and she sees it as kind of a…"
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Eretaia replied to Eretaia's discussion Addiction, cravings and MD: what they mean and where they come from
"Thank you, Kim! :))"
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Kim Katz replied to Eretaia's discussion Addiction, cravings and MD: what they mean and where they come from
"Very clear !  excellent explanation, as usual Eretaia :-) Thank you ! kim"
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Eretaia replied to Zack's discussion CURE of MD (probable)
"If you ignore the craving when it kicks in and tension starts to build up, can you pinpoint where the tension comes from? The best technique to lure emotions is to do something you'd find emotionally challenging or something that would tamper…"
Mar 11
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Addiction, cravings and MD: what they mean and where they come from

I throw the term addiction a lot when talking about MD but I figured it might need some explaining because addiction, although it seems like a totally incoherent behavior or just a messed up brain chemistry, is one very logical mechanism. ---Put simply, MD is a problem of expression. Psychological addiction is a problem of expression. What is not expressed as raw feelings becomes distorted and expressed as cravings. Addiction is a compensation born out of powerlessness to directly express what…See More
Mar 11
Eretaia replied to Zack's discussion CURE of MD (probable)
"So glad it's helping! ^^ Good luck!"
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Mar 10
Eretaia commented on maro's blog post Why we are proud of daydreaming ?...
""Your analogies about fish and sex are off-base, because there are about a million  websites where you can talk about enjoying food or sex, and you can talk about them in  the real world. But I went over 30 years without being able to…"
Mar 4
Eretaia commented on maro's blog post Why we are proud of daydreaming ?...
""That may be true (I don't know whether you can say for sure, given it's not at this point a strictly defined or widely recognized disorder), because as I said below MDD is by definition "bad daydreaming."" I…"
Mar 3

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New paper by Dr. Eli Somer is out

Posted on December 19, 2015 at 7:35am 2 Comments

Hey guys, seems like nobody has shared this so far, so I'm just putting it here for whoever is interested.

http://www.somer.co.il/images/docs/2016_MDS.pdf

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At 11:50pm on December 3, 2012, Brandy AZ Chase said…

Hi, read some of your posts and really liked what you had to say. :)

At 10:56am on August 3, 2012, sue peake said…

hi.huge welcome to the group.

At 9:02am on August 2, 2012, Cordellia Amethyste Rose said…

Welcome!  Thanks for joining!  

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