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Indirect Awearness

I find myself fading into a trance of absolute disconnect, as in I almost completely vanish into my own imaginative world. In this life so full of negativity I find my daydreams a safe place that I can live in solitude completely disconnected from those around me. Most people turn to the technology surrounding us but I can't seem to do this, it is much easier to disappear into my own mind were I am always the hero of my stories or always wanted and loved by all. The problem with this is that I… Continue

Added by Justin on April 5, 2017 at 2:48pm — 2 Comments

Family and MDD - ZO

So, my family doesn't know about MDD or that I have it. As far as they know I am their angel child with perfect grades, good friends, and active in the school community. 

Lately, I have started to watch and enjoy anime. Which is super fun, a lot of my friends watch anime and I convinced NE to watch the one I love. But, then MDD kicked in.

In most fandoms, there is a plethora of fan made content. It usually consists of fanart and fanfiction.

Let me rant about fanfiction…


Added by Zone on April 3, 2017 at 5:58am — 2 Comments

Something I found on the internet

Hi! I just found this on Reddit. And I really​ liked it so I thought that I'd share it. I'm not an optimist usually. But I'm trying to break that shell. (Sometimes you see something really glorious like sometimes in the evening the sun makes everything golden and the asphalt looks really beautiful.)

There are some roads that are closed off from you forever

There was a life that you could have lived, but no longer

But this is the life you have. This is the life you… Continue

Added by Kal on March 31, 2017 at 1:29pm — 3 Comments

Fear and the Real Reason I Daydream

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…


Added by MatthewR on March 26, 2017 at 9:11pm — 10 Comments

The 3 Kinds of Daydreamers

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…

Added by MatthewR on March 24, 2017 at 9:45pm — 12 Comments

Still super sad... Does MD make you sad or happy or does it alternate?

I really need somebody to talk to. I've never felt this depressed and heavy-hearted before, and I'm very worried it's going to last a long time and get worse. As if, this is it: my MD has stopped being a coping mechanism, and it's now working against me. A melanchic reminder. Does anyone else go through this? Used to be my MDs make me happy, but now... How about you? Does it alternate for you guys?

Also, another question: What effect do you think caffeine has on your…


Added by B L Carlson on March 18, 2017 at 11:38pm — 7 Comments

Been long time!

It's already 2017, huh?

I apologize that I haven't come here again since my last visit. And maybe I will seldom to come here anymore. Because, thankfully, my MD is reduced greatly. I've finished my comic (although not editing yet), and it really helps me because I pour my minds :)

Sometimes I still dding, when I was sad. Cannot tell, but some incidents happens. But life goes on, my dd not turn into dangerous thing like back when first time I make this account.

I also…


Added by Fitri Kamelia on March 16, 2017 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Repeating the scenraio in my mind

Repeating the scenario in endless loop with slightly different variations is my main problem if not the problem.

For the St.Patrick's day I went to watch the parade and on the way back I met an important political figure. I discussed with him one of the issues I am passionate about. During this dialogue I made a blunder. Since this even happened I repeat this scenario with slight modifications endlessly imagining that I said a few different things and made a joke or…


Added by ChicagoRuminator on March 15, 2017 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Hello! I'm Xander.



It was a marvelous day when I found out about Maladaptive Daydreaming and this forum from the article on Vice.  



Added by Xander on March 14, 2017 at 3:49pm — 1 Comment

My Symptoms

I intend to update this post many times to capture all the symptoms. So typical of my condition...repetition to get it right! :)

I am not your typical MDDer but I ruminate a lot. I even observed this condition in my father when I was a kid. As I grew older I see how my life is becoming similar to my father's. Life's big tasks are not attended and anything that is of big consequence gets postponed or delayed or not done at all because whenever I attempt to do such tasks I get lost in…


Added by ChicagoRuminator on March 8, 2017 at 10:44pm — No Comments

I don't really know whats wrong with me but I think I might have developed anxiety.

So I haven't seen coming online for a very long time. But I have noticed that I tend to relapse and whenever my MD goes down I start to come online more. Anyway around December last year I felt sick. Comman cold symptoms with blood in mucus etc. Long story short after a lot of tests(nothing came out them)and recurring 99.5 fever at night I finally found that my sinuses on either side of my nose were swelled up and that was causing my symptoms. Also I have PCOD and found a breast lump( had found… Continue

Added by Tanya on March 6, 2017 at 4:00am — 2 Comments

Turning MD in Something Productive

(Visual of me in my world as a General Edward Stratton, of the FSKDF)

That's it guys, I've done it. I have figured out how to properly channel my MD into something productive. I have created and am currently working on a magazine that is a conglomerate of my and other people's…


Added by Richard Quest on March 6, 2017 at 12:31am — 3 Comments

Do anyone feel disconnected right after daydreaming ?

As u are out of your DD ,grasped to reality to do something and not feel connected to it ?

Added by maro on March 5, 2017 at 2:17pm — 2 Comments


I am grateful that this site actually exists because I have known all my life that there is an energy and time drain in my life that is keeping me from achieving my full potential. I was never confident about my hardworking capabilities but I know if I was given a physical task I know I can work hard and complete it but like most people I am  doing knowledge based work and I always get lost in my thoughts and before I know it the deadline is very close or has passed!

I am a…


Added by ChicagoRuminator on March 4, 2017 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Why we are proud of daydreaming ?...

I mean I see people on the site somehow proud of MDD ..Is it something to be proud of ...a disorder really ??

Daydream has always kept us in an empty circle ..always daydreaming ...wasted our times

We all started DD as a coping mechanism for loneliness maybe just emptiness and feeling bored 

we dreamed of a better life ..Is that what we get ?imaginations 

We wanted to live an amazing life ...We are split between two worlds and we are not living in those too we are…


Added by maro on February 28, 2017 at 11:00am — 32 Comments

anyone else feel like/imagine you're being watched???

i'm so so glad i found this forum. i identified myself as an MDer when i was in 8th grade i think, although i've been like this for most of my life (i'm 18 now). 

 maybe someone can relate to this. my daydreams usually involve me and some other person or group of people spending time together. sometimes they love me and compliment me and sort of enhance my reality; if i'm doing anything alone (which i usually am because i don't have friends i see often), it can be nice to imagine…


Added by optimistic on February 27, 2017 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

"Playing with Strings"

That's what we call it in my family. I've done it ever since I can remember. (I theorize that my string playing started with the corners of the "blankie" I had as a kid, but who knows?) I lie down, usually on my bed, with a plain, white t-shirt on my chest to provide a neutral background. I take a length of string, usually shoestring, and twirl it with my hands. Frankly, I don't really know what actions I perform with the string in my hands, because by the time I'm doing it my mind is…


Added by darmody on February 24, 2017 at 11:54am — 1 Comment

I don’t know what call this.

Greetings folks!

I tried so hard. So hard to take an internet sabbatical, apparently not hard enough. I tried and I failed. Just like the last time. I try not to come here, I try and I fail. I see myself hurting my chances to a better future and yet I don't act. My existential crises in the bus rides home are so fucking short-lived, as soon as I come home, I waste time, even more time. I daydream while sitting at my desk, "10 minutes only, maybe, maybe I'll get the motivation from my…


Added by Kal on February 24, 2017 at 10:15am — 6 Comments


i know of a girl,a little girl,she was so amazing she could create vivid pictures of people places and event on her head effortlessly she had no friends because she didn't need them,  she could summon a world of friends if she so desires she had everything she wanted  the best clothes, the best shoes, the best family, and above all everyone loved her.she  could create worlds and existence and make fantasies  so real. she continued exploring her powers and would spend long hours creating and…


Added by honey successfull on February 24, 2017 at 6:43am — 2 Comments

Hello World

Maladaptive Daydreaming might have prevented me from joining this site.

I had been meaning to join a community like this for some time, but somehow kept forgetting. I need to learn more about this as I might 'suffer' from this condition or something related.

I am on the autistic spectrum which might have something to do with it as autistics are stereotypicly 'daydreamers'. I wonder how many Maladaptive Daydreamers are on the spectrum? That is a question worth testing.



Added by Stacey Grahame on February 23, 2017 at 2:26am — 1 Comment

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