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Oldest MD ??

I am begining to suspect, I may be the oldest member currently attached to this Maladaptive Dreamer.   Good news, finally I am leading the curve on something!  It must be a challenge to build an interactive group from a selection of people who by their very defination do not interact with other real human beings, at least not well or on an emotional level.  There are of course exceptions but in general I think that…


Added by Jane Wilson on April 5, 2011 at 6:00am — 14 Comments

1. maladaptive daydreaming is still debated as a diagnosis in psychiatry. 2. the said psychologist has not given any concrete CT, MRI or PET scan proofs to prove the origin of the disorder 3. the dis…

1. maladaptive daydreaming is still debated as a diagnosis in psychiatry.

2. the said psychologist has not given any concrete CT, MRI or PET scan proofs to prove the origin of the disorder

3. the disorder is very much present. and it is considered to be an maladaptive form of personality, where by anxiety in a person pushes him to avoid a task at hand by day dreaming.

4. procrastination is a major part of this disorder .

5. as you said, medications like TCA and…


Added by i_warrior on April 4, 2011 at 11:12pm — 2 Comments

Daydreaming about the dead

One of my friends committed suicide last year. I never posted any of my feelings about it on facebook or myspace because I hate it when people do that; I feel it's degrading to the person and disrespectful to the family. But here, not only am I anonymous, but not one other person on this website knows him. 

I felt so guilty. I was his ex-girlfriend/whatever we were, I don't recall any titles. But I never could say that I was in love with him. I loved him as a friend, but I never was…


Added by Creator on April 3, 2011 at 8:03pm — 4 Comments

The Power of the Human Mind

This is verendus (awesome). Not only did those two little cherry bombs change my perspective of reality last summer, but they have led to a series of psychological changes to how I think.


First, it was that brief moment of clarity that I never though I would get back. The moment of what life was like without the constant emotion-draining daydreaming that swallowed my grasp of reality and fed me only a line of my own perfection. It was a staggeringly short moment of fresh air…


Added by Heinriech Heisner on April 1, 2011 at 2:35pm — No Comments

Introducing myself more (and some links)

Nicole; 21; lesbian; little monster; electronic junkie


Those are the simple things you should know about me, now let's define them! :D


Yes, my name is Nicole (obviously) and I am 21 years old, I'm a lesbian who came out officially on 10/11/10. If you know what a Little Monster is, then you know that I really love Lady GaGa, she's my inspiration to live and be myself. By electronic junkie, I mean that I'm a huge electronic music person, I love to listen to…


Added by Nicole on April 1, 2011 at 11:05am — 1 Comment

Depression and Daydreaming

I think it's when I get depressed that my daydreaming is at it's worst. Or it's best. Depends on how you look at it.


What I mean is that I think I am dealing with some depression right now--I am completely overwhelmed with my studies and have no motivation to do any work. I'm lonely because I have no friends. I'm depressed because I feel isolated but I isolate myself because I'm depressed. All those typical depression symptoms, etc, etc. So my daydreaming gets kind of out of…


Added by A on April 1, 2011 at 8:02am — 3 Comments

Living in the moment

I'm sure I'm not the only on here who feels like their life is a movie and your simply watching it, mindlessly going through the motions of a routine day. Every once in awhile we break out and realize, "Wow, this is real life, shouldn't I be focasing more?" And similar things like that before drifting back into the slow dream walk. Other times we break out from adrenaline.


My point is that I find it really hard to live in the moment, because I'm only half there, and the other…


Added by Sara Monster on March 30, 2011 at 8:07pm — 2 Comments

Faded back to Reality

It's been a little over a month since I last posted here. Alas, I was hoping to be more frequent but once a month sounds adequate to me. I've been consistently daydreaming, although it's not too over the top. The past two days I've hit a road block in my fantasy world.

Sometimes, it feels like even creativity can shrivel up and die. When I get to that point, I'm irritable and morose. I get scared that it won't ever come back to me. I repeat daily activities like clockwork, even though… Continue

Added by Kira on March 30, 2011 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

i was one click away from spilling my darkest secret.

So, me and my friend were arguing. She kept saying how her life was soooo awful and mine is so much better. It was annoying the **** outta me! Her life is so great she has no idea how much she has. but any time I mention all the starving other kids out there whos parents have just been shot dead and who knows what else she goes whatever. Ok, i need to calm down because im getting way to worked up over this..  I had no intention of ever telling anybody until she said this:" yeah, you keep…


Added by Skylar Grey on March 28, 2011 at 10:42am — 4 Comments

Any volunteers who wouldn't mind being interviewed anonymously?


Okay, so here is my outline for my report on MD. I would love to have three people to interview and have their personal accounts of MD in my paper. It would all be anonymous, of course. I would truly appreciate it, and it wouldn't take too much time! :)


Maladaptive Daydreaming Outline

  1. I.                   What is Maladaptive…

Added by Creator on March 27, 2011 at 7:26pm — 4 Comments

Writing My Anatomy Report on MD

I have to do a report on a disorder or disease in my family. I was going to do it on Depression, so that I could interview my mom, but in light of recent events, I decided I would rather not interview her. 


So I've decided to do a disorder that affects myself. Cordellia if you could give me some good web pages or references for the discovery and study of MD, I would be very greatful. :)


This will be very weird, considering I haven't told anyone but two people…


Added by Creator on March 27, 2011 at 5:58pm — 2 Comments

Checking out

Does anyone "check out" during a conversation or during a meeting? Or just on their own?  I realized that I do that, but I thought it was "normal"  I  don't know what it looks like when I do it. I feel like I'm falling into a kind of daze for a few seconds. It happens when I'm tired and bored, or my blood sugar is probably low (I don't have diabetes but I diet). I just stare into space and I feel like I don't want to stop staring but I can snap out of it. I know what's generally happening…


Added by Lori on March 25, 2011 at 9:21pm — 2 Comments


So I'm not really sure why I should write out anything regarding my daydreaming, sometimes it feels like I'm in control, but I am constantly feeling regret for the time I waste deep in my mind versus doing something productive. Gone are the days of daydreaming 6+ hours of my day away, mostly from sheer necessity as I have graduated with a BS degree and hold a job. I supposed my intention and ideal goal for this entry is to express my struggle with daydreaming in a hope that it will help me…


Added by David Brain on March 24, 2011 at 2:22pm — No Comments

my MDD story

So here I am  ,  5 years of traveling and seing , nothing , 5 years of doing the same thing and dealing with a problem that did not seam to end , now I'm just 13 , might look like I'm over reacting , maybe I am , but If I think about it it all makes sense , finaly XD , so here I was a little kid , I hear its 'normal' to have imaginaiy friends at that age and sure have your little fantazie land , but up to how long and how often . Most will stop this after a while and go out in the real world…


Added by MMSaber on March 20, 2011 at 11:12am — No Comments

MD affecting individual relationships?

I'm wondering if this daydreaming is negatively affecting my relationship with my boyfriend. When I can't see him, I daydream about him, or a version of him I think. Therefore, I'm satisfying my need to see him by daydreaming, so when I actually do see him, instead of being all excited because I haven't seen him in a week, I act nonchalant because I just daydreamed about him 30 minutes ago. 

I'm wondering if anyone else has experienced this same phenomenon. I'm sure someone has, most…


Added by Creator on March 18, 2011 at 4:37pm — 2 Comments


Here is my second story.  It's essentially the story-within-a-story of my last story, Miles.  I didn't really title it since it's just the actual telling of an old story line and there are too many other characters in my head for this to feel like a real story in itself.  Almost none of it's new material.  



            I didn’t think it would end this way.  This wasn’t supposed to happen.  You don’t own me, you bitch.  You’re mine. …


Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on March 17, 2011 at 10:27pm — 9 Comments


Here is my first foray into fiction in many years.  I've been scared to write about my characters because my world is so vast that it's impossible to pull out a few for a story line.  I wrote 2.  

In this story, I wanted to confront one of the biggest fears Maladaptive…


Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on March 17, 2011 at 10:13pm — 4 Comments

Finally letting it out after all these years...some weight off my shoulders!

This is what I have been looking for, forever! I have been to 2 or 3 therapist for my depressions and been on maybe atleast 5 antidepressants. I firmly believe I should be on some meds but which one is what I don't know. I never really told anyone this but I think this and depression and anxiety has effected me for what has happened in my childhood. I clearly remember being in my room that I shared with sis, my… Continue

Added by Days go by as I wonder on March 17, 2011 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Spring break: creating my own chaos

I had my last final yesterday, so I'm officially in Spring Break.  I'm going through severe anxiety because all the news reports say there's supposed to be a "twin earthquake" to the one in Japan over here, and there's no way my cats and I would survive.  I can't imagine surviving and losing them.  They're such good little souls.  So sweet.  In fact, Grendel's waking up & going to be howling for love in a second.  


Aside from that, I find myself very listless.  I'm not…


Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on March 17, 2011 at 2:42pm — 3 Comments

It's so amazing to find this support


I read about Wild Minds in the periodical "Scientific American Minds." I can't believe I'm no longer alone!

I have been a deep daydreamer for most of my life. Often I use daydreaming to remove myself from stressful situations. Does that mean I'm checking out? I don't know. But, thanks, everyone for being here.





Just joined March 13, 2011

Added by Caet Gardner on March 13, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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