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The part that Music plays

Music is my very favourite thing. It acts as a tool to help me evoke the mood of a specific 'scene' inside my brain. I even learned to make myself cry on cue. I think I'm a very dramatic person. In my family this is made to seem like a bad thing and they've stopped taking me seriously now because they say I'm 'too dramatic.' They laugh at me and joke about me being a 'flake' and treat me like I'm not important. In my daydreams I'm important. People actually care what I think. Often when I'm…

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Added by Jixie Dye on January 13, 2018 at 8:25pm — No Comments

New website for MD by Dr.Eli Somer

Lots of material here on the website: 

The Maladaptive Daydreaming Research Laboratory

https://daydreamresearch.wixsite.com/md-research

It lists a lot of links including to this…

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Added by Swaroop on January 12, 2018 at 5:46am — No Comments

Porn addiction effects my cure proccess

Hello I am 16 years old and I have nearly cured my daydreams. Me and my Psychologist found I have social anxiety and that feeds my daydreams. I have porn addiction because of my bipolar disorder. When I masturbate I dd more and I am losing my whole reality feelings. When I socialize and talk with People I am more Okay but I cant stop watching porn and when I masturbate I lost my whole proccess. What can I do?

Added by Eren Kas on January 11, 2018 at 12:52pm — 1 Comment

What happens when you get to the point that you feel you can't live without it?

This is where I am... I really don't want to face reality anymore... I have a mental health assessment (I'm from the UK) on the 17th... So I'm going to admit the enormity of my MDD then. Does anyone else feel they can't live without their characters?

Added by Chris H on January 11, 2018 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

Actual dreams containing daydream people

I don't really know what the aim of me writing this down is except to get it out of my head I guess.

Last night I had a dream about my daydream crush he was waiting at a bar to meet me and to begin with he was chatty and I felt nervous like a real date and then he began ignoring me and talking to other people. I felt really upset. I went to get a drink and when I went back to the table he was gone and then reappeared to tell me he was going off with his friends.

I woke up feeling in a… Continue

Added by SamJ on January 9, 2018 at 5:09am — No Comments

Anxiety

I keep rewriting this entry because DDing about writing this is so much easier and exciting than actually doing it. Actually doing it involves gathering my thoughts, analyzing and acknowledging my feelings, all the while trying to choose the right words to convey it all. Fuck it.

I feel anxious. I'm afraid I'm not going to sleep tonight and I haven't been able to daydream it all away today which adds to my sleep anxiety. I'm trying not to freak out but I feel it in my chest and it…

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Added by Whitney on January 6, 2018 at 1:22am — No Comments

30 day Challenge to beat MD

Dear reader,



I propose a challenge that I'm going to do. I can't say for sure that it will stop me or you from daydreaming and truly beat MD but I'm going to give it a go anyway and hope that it works. Personally, I think the biggest problem with MD is that it ruins and gets in the way of my real life, but I feel like my daydreams are a direct reflection of what I truly want.



So, here's a challenge I propose: for 30 days give 1 hour or even 10 mins at the same time every… Continue

Added by Lana on January 4, 2018 at 4:19pm — 1 Comment

Giving up tips? Please share...

I am not sure I ever want to give up entirely because sometimes it's entertaining and comforting.

But does anyone have tips that have worked for them to stop or lower daydreaming? I have tried to cut out triggers like for example I listen to music much, much less now.

Any and all comments would be appreciated thanks guys xx

Added by F J on January 4, 2018 at 2:53pm — 4 Comments

Been a awhile (update?)

I haven't been active on this site since May, and me and my maladaptive daydreaming has changed a lot since then. I hope I can be more active on this site (Hey , new years resolution?) And talk about my expirences from the past few months. 

Sorry this was so short and meaningless lol 

Added by Sheath on December 31, 2017 at 8:54pm — 3 Comments

Therapeutic Daydreamer

I was born with a sight impairment as well as having Autism and ADHD. My whole life I've been told what I can and can't do. I've seen badass heroines on television and longed to be like them, but as my mother puts it in reality I 'couldn't fight my way out of a wet paper bag' In my dreams I can be anything I want to be. In my dreams I am a goddess who can fight anyone she wants to and isn't afraid. In my dreams I'm proud to be who I am and I can punch the nose of anyone who tells me I can't…

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Added by Jixie Dye on December 30, 2017 at 8:49pm — 1 Comment

Wild, Wild Thoughts....

Hello everyone. I hope everyone is doing well.

I never thought I will get to the point that I am really fed up with holding on to things. I love daydreaming because its comforting but at this point I am sick of it. I have held onto people and things that no longer serve me. I have dwelt so much in the past that I cant focus on my future. I have no idea if the career path I am following is actually the path I want to be in. I have no idea why I have so much hate against people…

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Added by Tammy O. on December 30, 2017 at 10:57am — 2 Comments

The sniper and the swords woman

This is the first post I made on r/maladaptivedaydreaming, which is also a great and more lively community to share your experiences: "This is just one of my more intense MD episodes, I'm gonna try and keep it short because it lasted 10+ hours.



The setting took place in some sort of post apocalyptic desert setting (probably Phoenix since I live here) and I (for simplicity sake we will call it "the camera") was watching a group of 4-6 people traveling through a field of saguaro cacti.… Continue

Added by Caolán on December 28, 2017 at 6:44pm — 1 Comment

"Accidents" during a dreaming episode

First, sorry for all the blog posts. I've been visiting family all this week in a very cold and snowy climate and I've probably had far too  much free time on my hands (with no privacy to daydream!) . During this sudden free time, I've been feeling reflective about my dreaming and wanting to document and share my thoughts. 

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My daydreaming has often involved scenes in which I am…

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Added by Dreamer on December 28, 2017 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The first time I realized that my daydreaming wasn't, "Normal."

I was in about fifth grade the first time that I realized that my daydreaming wasn't, "normal." It was the first time that I felt a deep sense of concern about the behavior and the first time that I wondered if there was something wrong with me. 

It was around the holidays and there were a lot of…

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Added by Dreamer on December 26, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Christmas is the hardest time of year

I was really excited as I am actually having a Christmas break this year which is rare working in retail.

I usually find this the most depressing time of the year, I love my family but to be stuck with them for 3 days straight is driving me crazy. I have no time to get inside my head and have felt really lonely and strange being completely present all day. But at night when I've tried to daydream I can't. My current daydream was started this time last year by a show I watched and has…

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Added by SamJ on December 26, 2017 at 8:09am — 2 Comments

Timezones, show mercy

Merry Christmas, folks. Here's hoping we'll all get something useful out of this whole rugged dream-in dream-out effort, and that the day will come soon.

Added by Camoran on December 25, 2017 at 6:57am — No Comments

How long can I last?

On December 21st, 2017, I didn't daydream. I wanted to see how long I could go after around four years of continuous dreaming in the day and night. It's been one day. 

 And I already feel scared.

I know that my MD is also a coping mechanism, but I think I've almost forgotten because it also felt like a way to express myself and to feel things that I had trouble feeling in the real world (instead of avoidance). Whenever I've tried stopping it before, I…

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Added by Jae on December 22, 2017 at 6:00am — 1 Comment

Hi, what responses have you had from doctors or therapists when disclosing issues with MD

I have disclosed my MDD to various doctors (GPs here in England) and a couple of clinical psychologists / psychiatrists, the support I've received is minimal. One of them told me to 'go and live a happy life'.... That's helpful. Arsehole.  I just wondered what responses others have had when seeking medical support ? To be honest I think the people on here and on the Maladaptive Facebook page have provided clearer support.

Thanks ,

Chris, aged 46 and mental... Getting slightly…

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Added by Chris H on December 21, 2017 at 11:44am — 3 Comments

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