OK. I had to get this out somewhere and well, this is the only place to get it out. I've been daydreaming hardcore since my boyfriend left to go out. Usually I do it like in between watching TV, going online, etc. Today I am in DEEP. I haven't stopped to do anything. I don't even know why I left I had to get this in words but I did. I never really considered this an addiction. When I found discussion boards online and then found this website, it was the first time I ever thought about it in… Continue
Added by Lily on July 22, 2010 at 7:35pm —
Wow...I just had silence in my head for the first time..
Even if it was just for five seconds it was pretty cool :)
Added by Patra Sealey on July 15, 2010 at 11:03am —
Some of you mentioned ADHD or SPD in order to explain their Daydreaming addiction.
After further research, I think mine is deeply conected to Histrionic Personality Disorder although it would desserve the diagnose of a specialist.
I did not think about it because many descriptions point to the fact that this disorder occurs mainly within the female personality, but apparently a few males also have the disorder with synthoms that lightly differs.
My daydreams are mainly… Continue
Added by quentin on July 1, 2010 at 7:16am —
Hi! I'm the webmaster at http://www.daydreamingdisorder.webs.com/
I check on this site every so often, and I remember reading that someone was going to try Vloging about Maladaptive Daydreaming. If anyone has done that, or has set up some other kind of video, I will look at it and may post a link or embed that on my site (if I can figure out exactly how to do it!) Please let me know if someone does start… Continue
Added by WebbyOne on June 26, 2010 at 12:30pm —
This is one that I had several months ago, but just haven't taken the time to write the whole thing down. Actually I had started it, but there was just too much detail and it was taking too long. So instead I have written a brief summary of the story.… Continue
Added by Heinriech Heisner on June 6, 2010 at 2:57pm —
Ive been researching guys and there some massive likeness to SPD.....
"Schizoid individuals are also prone to developing pathological reliance on fantasizing activity as concomitant with their withdrawal from the world. Viewed in this fashion, fantasy constitutes a core component of the self-in-exile"
Klein- Disorders of The Self: New Therapeutic Horizons, Brunner and Mazel (1995) p.… Continue
Added by sky on June 6, 2010 at 4:21am —
This is a great resource for all of us daydreamers who have a tough time connecting with people and making friends: http://ning.it/9cYWUC
Added by Adriene on May 17, 2010 at 7:08pm —
Is there ever going to be seen as “normal” and acceptable to be alone? This is something I’ve had to deal with, and with my 30th approaching I need to figure out how to not be ashamed of the fact that I have Continue
no friends or family. People always make the assumption that a person has
such things & the looks they give if/when you dare to let it slip that you
don’t are just unreal. In professional settings, things like references
Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on May 14, 2010 at 9:32am —
I'm not going to lie, I'm extremely nervous to open up about my disorder, because I feel like a freak. I have been researching on and off for the past year on MD but only recently found all of the information in great detail and I KNOW now that I have it. I guess I just want to get to know everybody and find out what their worlds are like compared to mine.
Added by Brittany M. on May 9, 2010 at 10:07pm —
I was encouraged by a friend to check out this site and share my experiences, partially for the purposes of studying this type of daydreaming. My friend and I both wonder if there are others like me - because when I daydream, I am not in my fantasies. Not ever. They are always focused on pairings based in slash fiction. I have a few different pairings I cycle through - I'll stay with one couple for days, weeks, months... then switch to another. I am constantly spinning stories in my head.… Continue
Added by Melissa on May 8, 2010 at 10:10pm —
There is no logical way to tell when Grendel’s angry. He wiggles, claws, and bites my hand, but if I dare leave him alone he whines like he’s dying a slow, horrible death. So, I end up bent over petting
him behind the trash while he bites my hand & purrs loudly enough to wake
the dead. Meanwhile, Mia climbs on my shoulders and farts. Typical
Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on April 27, 2010 at 4:30pm —
This is just from an email I sent to my doc. I think there are some interesting connections here.
Hi there. I’ve been saying this thing is like an addiction for a long time now am more convinced than ever that the more we look into it, the more we’ll find connections to sleep problems and addiction. It feels
much like my waking dreams feel. I feel sick at night when I’m wiggling
& moving around, eyes open and still dreaming, and when I…
Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on April 24, 2010 at 1:40pm —
I know it seems like answers may be slow in coming. I've been researching this for over 3 years, so BELIEVE me I understand. I really want to help us all in any way I can. I wish I knew how. I'm very new to having a site with members, so please tell me if you'd like me to do anything. Is there something you'd like me to try and add to this site? Anything you'd like me to do at all? I'm really open to suggestion & will look into every idea.
What I am doing is… Continue
Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on April 18, 2010 at 12:01pm —
I sent e-mails to several psychologists/counselors today asking if they had heard of MD, sending them information, and asking if they would be able to help me. One of them responded and said he had heard of it and he has actually treated patients with this before. He believes he could help me and asked if I wanted to schedule an initial interview. Wow! I can hardly believe it.
Still, I am worried because his office is in my hometown and I spend the majority of time living at… Continue
Added by Adriene on April 13, 2010 at 8:35am —
I'm a participant in Cynthia Schupak's study; I submitted my answers to all her survey questions last night. In this survey, I was asked to describe my daydreams in detail and it was so weird to do this because it has always been a complete secret. It was embarrassing to do but oddly liberating. The weirdest part is that I don't feel like a complete freak like I thought I would.
Added by Adriene on April 12, 2010 at 9:52am —
I would never give this up. Although there were a few times that I wanted to really badly. The first time I wanted it to go away, I wasn't even sure what it was, but I knew my thoughts and feelings weren't normal. I've always struggled with this double identity. There has always been this part of me that wanted to live a 'normal' life where I get an education, have a successful job, get married, have children, buy a house, save for retirement, have a merry life with lots of friends... and then… Continue
Added by Heinriech Heisner on March 28, 2010 at 6:43pm —
I'm 27 years old and I've lived part of my life in an alternate reality for as long as I can remember. When I was young I would imagine real life scenerios that I wanted to play out in real life, but very often never had the courage to do so. In my mind I was very outspoken and laid back and everything that I wanted to say would flow out naturally. In reality I was very quiet and what I spoke was without fluidity. I was always baffled that I couldn't mimic to the outside what was in my head.… Continue
Added by Heinriech Heisner on March 28, 2010 at 5:00pm —
I am so happy I found this site. I thought I was the only one.
Added by Gina M on February 10, 2010 at 2:03am —
My daydreaming adventures started early. Like most children I imagined a world in which I was important, special, needed -- but my daydreams never included magic: no flying cars, no wizards wand. For the most part I would say that I created, in my mind, a world much like the one outside with subtle variances. I became quite good at imagining.
At puberty my daydreaming started to pay off. My flights of fancy had led me to books which expanded my vocabulary and the time spent just… Continue
Added by Candace on January 25, 2010 at 6:02am —
I Haven't really fantasized much this weekend at all. I didn't really do it much last week either. I like this blog section because I'm thinking it will be good for me to write about my daydreaming. I have a hard time knowing when/why I daydream more or what sets it off. This weekend I just hung around most of the time, just like every other weekend. Did some xmas shopping with my bf, went out to eat, going out to eat again tonight. I guess I overall felt pretty good about life, excited about… Continue
Added by Lily on December 20, 2009 at 3:19pm —