Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Am i the only one who isn't sure if i want to be treated to stop using MD? Like, a lot of people talk about methods to make themselves stop doing it, but i have a feeling if i stopped i would regress back into depression again. Whenever i don't MD it's almost painful to get through a day and I'm not sure if i really want to give that up...
Some people use MD as a coping mechanism, so it's understandable if you don't want to quit and (possibly) give in to your depression. I, for one, have my reasons for not seeking a "cure", either.
It's up to you. I think you should be able to tell whether you need to cure it or not. If it gets as severe as to interfere in your everyday life and your concentration to an extent where it keeps you from being productive at all and have negative impacts on your life and work, that's when you should treat it. Otherwise, if it makes you happy/ helps you getting out of depression you need to decide whether you want to continue having it or not. Like @Andie S. I also have reasons not seeking to cure it. In the end, you just need to decide if it really helps you or if it's just like another negative replacement for depression, thus not helping you.
I don't want to be cured of my DD but I want to be able to be "in real life" and actually do things in there that I want to do. It's not DD that gets in the way, I think it's something else, something that pushes me to daydream. A sort of mild depression, also some traumatic experiences I need to work through. Daydreaming cuts me off from my emotions, the bad one and the good ones both. So I want to reconnect with the good ones, work through the bad ones, and by targetting the daydreaming I am managing to do that.