Where wild minds come to rest
I've been handed a really messy plate of life lately. Won't bore you with the details. However, if I didn't have my fantasy daydreams to retreat to for a stress break, I don't know how I would have handled things. Saved my sanity! An oxymoron, I know.
Hang in there.
Added by Caet Gardner on April 16, 2011 at 8:51am — No Comments
I just found out about this syndrome today, and I feel like something huge was lifted of my shoulders. There is a reason for my obsessive daydreaming! I was so relieved, I just wanted to laugh out loud. Not only is there a reason, but there are others like me, which was, if at all possible, even more of a relief.
I haven't ever really kept a blog, so if things are getting a bit strange, forgive me. I have to ask you others though, are your fantasies often violent? Like…Continue
what i would really like right now is a hug. someone to tell me that im not a freak, that theres not something wrong with me, that theres something to like about myself
im completely ruining my life. its my birthday tomorrow. now 24 years of doing and achieving nothing, because i cant cope living in the real world, and spend all my time trying to escape in my head.
lately ive been intentionally hurting my mum. shes only ever tried to help. yesterday i…Continue
I was feeling so positive yesterday. Maybe I can blame it on the weather, feeling the sun's rays is exhilarating. I love walking and walking and daydreaming of course. Any excitement at all causes me to daydream. It's sad really that I cant enjoy happy exciting moments in my own life but instead feel this intense need to daydream up a better scenario. Why isn't what is happening in these moments enough for me... if something is bringing me joy in my real life why can I not just live in that…Continue
Added by Sparrow on April 13, 2011 at 10:10pm — No Comments
I took a chance and emailed my prof about my anxiety and told her how bad the smacking is. I didn’t say it was her that was smacking so much, only “people in class”. I had mentioned it briefly on the first day, so she would know why if I was flinching or covering my ears. I told her it’s not a good idea for me to do a presentation with my anxiety, and to my surprise, she understood. I told her I’d like to do another assignment but would take the grade deduction if necessary. She…Continue
She has everything in its place, the way it should be.
She has everything just so, the way it is supposed to be.
It all looks right. No problems here.
Everything decorated with holiday cheer.
She walks the right way
She talks the right way
She laughs on queue
The world is a stage
And she is a star
And she always will be
Because she refuses
To let her fans
She will not…Continue
Added by stormy on April 13, 2011 at 5:26am — No Comments
I am so happy I found this site. I have googled the most unspeakable things, haven't we all? Shock Value Education courtesy of the Wondrous World Wide Web. But to google "I pace uncontrollably in my room daydreaming my life away"... even the safety of my own computer, the deletion of history, of cookies... it rarely even crossed my mind. I am a freak. Google has no answers for me. Procrastinate, daydream, cyber surf.. wait I think I am…Continue
First of all, to those who don't know, I have REALLY bad misophonia, which is extreme hatred of certain sounds. There are some sounds that are so horrific to me that I'll pound on my ears and cry just to try and drown them out. They're so bad, and I get so angry and horrified. I've often wondered if it wouldn't be better just to be deaf and never hear anything rather than hear those sounds ever again. The more frustrated I get, the more sensitive I am to the sound, so it just snowballs.…Continue
Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on April 11, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments
The upside down question mark seems to fit really well with that title...
Anyways... This could sort of be considered an extension of my introduction, but I have several things about me that I think or wonder come from my maladaptive daydreaming. And I was wondering if any one else shared that same quirks.
-I am utterly terrible at spelling, and writing by hand has always been a bit of a struggle for me, I just really hate doing it and I feel like I would like…Continue
I've been lurking around and posting hear and there for a while. But I never did any kind of formal introduction, so I figured I might as well.
My name is Marie. I am currently a junior in high-school, right now it is my dearest ambition to go to art school and become a graphic novel artist. I enjoy manga and anime, and the occasional American cartoon. I like action adventure manga and I have a particular fondness for really old cheesy space animes. And Gundam. I like Gundam…Continue
Added by Marie on April 10, 2011 at 6:41pm — No Comments
Went to stay at a friend's house last night. I should point out that my friend is a gay male; always felt more comfortable with gay males. He knows the general background but doesn't know details of my childhood stuff. He does not know about this though. Sat around watching It's Always Sunny in Philladelphia, which I had never seen. Hilarious! There was four of us and we just sat and watched tv and had a few drinks. Took my mind off things and had a fairly normal evening. 2…Continue
Added by stormy on April 10, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments
I didn't tell her about my MD. I just told her about my occasional bouts of anxiety and depression. I was saying it in a bit of a joking manner because I figured she wouldn't take me seriously if I asked to be put on Prozac or something. But after I told her, she told me that depression runs in my family and [in a non-sadist manner] I was excited. For two reasons;…Continue
Read about this place in a magazine. So happy to know I'm not alone!!! I have had mass daydreaming problems for as long as I can remember! I constantly find myself thinking about various fictional characters or settings - my own creations or other's - multiple times every day. I've been teased, made fun of, had concern from others, and even been put on medication because of it. But I just can't help it. And yes, like most of you, I do deeply enjoy my daydreams. They're so much better than…Continue
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…Continue
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…