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MatthewR liked Fallen Messenger's blog post Overlapping disorders, and my own.
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MatthewR commented on Jessica Ballantyne's blog post We're all just flesh and blood...we are not dreams.
"I read Fallen Messenger's comment, and i had to post. People have called me a zombie on more than one occasion, and I've also gotten the ribbing that i was high on something. It's not that i'm doing anything like that. I'm…"
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MatthewR commented on Jessica Ballantyne's blog post To Wake Up
"I felt depressed and hopeless. I have a terrible feeling of dread that makes me retreat into a daydream when things get overwhelming. The thought of all that time spent and lost...it just makes me want to go numb. I'm working on staying present…"
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MatthewR liked Jessica Ballantyne's blog post To Wake Up
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MatthewR commented on Fallen Messenger's blog post Memories
"Yes, I agree. I keep drifting into a fantasy that drains me of energy i could be spending in real life. My memory is also terrible, and i often find myself double-checking, triple-checking simple things because i can't remember the details. I…"
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MatthewR liked Fallen Messenger's blog post Memories
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Fitri Kamelia commented on MatthewR's blog post The 3 Kinds of Daydreamers
"Very interesting. Maybe the problem is how human's psychology and emotions are very dynamic, so we can't 100% rely on categories.... At the end, categories finally often used as formality, based on what they see the majority events that…"
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MatthewR replied to Vesta Harford's discussion How did your MDD develop?
"I used to create imaginary friends. I do remember talking to people in my head when i was younger, but i didn't think that was weird. I was a very lonely child, and i didn't have many stable relationships back then. My friends in real life…"
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MatthewR liked Vesta Harford's discussion How did your MDD develop?
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MatthewR liked Jessica Ballantyne's discussion effected everything
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MatthewR commented on Jessica Ballantyne's blog post Looking ahead to better a Lifestyle
"I feel like I'm waking up, too. I regret the time I lost. I spent way too long imagining a better future that i forgot to actually build one. So now, I'm basically back where i started. I'm glad you're feeling optimistic. You…"
May 17
MatthewR liked Jessica Ballantyne's blog post Looking ahead to better a Lifestyle
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MatthewR liked Jessica Ballantyne's blog post No Title
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Vesta Harford and MatthewR are now friends
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MatthewR commented on Damask's blog post Finally Approved
"I noticed a huge group arrived on Tuesday of last week. We only have one site administrator, and she's kinda busy. I guess she approves everyone en masse. I'm glad you're here, tho. Welcome to WM."
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MatthewR's Blog

Fear and the Real Reason I Daydream

Posted on March 26, 2017 at 9:11pm 10 Comments

This is a long post, but here it goes...

Dd’ing is something i’ve done all my life. I started when i was 4 or 5 and just kept doing it. It’s fine for a child but problematic for an adult.

This is not to say that daydreaming is bad, but that dd’ing excessively serves a purpose that is unhealthy for me. Daydreaming is a way to get what i want without trying, to have great moments in my imagination without risking rejection, and to feel powerful without any…

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The 3 Kinds of Daydreamers

Posted on March 24, 2017 at 9:45pm 12 Comments

This is just something from observation, but i get the impression that there are 3 kinds of people on this site:

  1. Neurotic Daydreamers - these are the dd’ers who are closest to the “maladaptive” definition. They use daydreams to sustain an idealized sense of self that compensates for low self-esteem, essentially “growing on the useless side of life” because these daydreams don’t improve our situation; they unconsciously serve to spare us the pain of real emotion and the…
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Has Anyone Taken Paxil (Paroxetine)?

Posted on August 3, 2014 at 6:59pm 5 Comments

In the past couple of weeks I have been seeing a doctor for major depression, anxiety - especially social anxiety disorder. I also fit the profile of someone with an avoidant personality. When i was discussing my symptoms to the doctor I described my excessive compulsion to fantasize, how i pace, and how i can't focus sometimes because my urge to daydream is so powerful. My doctor didn't seem as interested in Maladaptive Daydreaming but assumed it was an aspect of being socially avoidant. I…

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At 6:09pm on April 1, 2015, Machelle Irby said…

Matthew.... you there???

At 6:18am on November 29, 2014, Adria Nolis said…

Hey :) Yeah, it's from Dreamfall

 
 
 

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