Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Thank you for this.
I've been a maladaptive daydreamer for as long as I can remember as well. The thing that's worked best for me is meditative prayer for sure. But I fell off the boat after having my children. I just can't seem to make the time. It's been interfering with my work and relationships, as I'm sure you understand.
I've been reading The Drama of the Gifted Child. It's been making me feel like I need to heal childhood wounds as well. Have you ever heard of Theophostic Healing? It's a type of meditation that takes you back through memories in need of healing. You're supposed to have someone guide you through it. It is a Christian meditation, so I don't know if that works for you. Just wanted to pass the info along. :)
I've been a maladaptive daydreamer since I was in junior high, starting with a trigger. As I got older, these worlds got thick and vivid, and took over my judgements in reality. It effected all of my relationships with others, my education and career life too. I wound up under the poverty line in my adulthood, which was very deserving. As people who I worked with, or even went to school with, easily found out I was daydreaming. My mom was the last to find out, and she was very irate. She told me that I'd fail at everything, all because of my mind. She also warned me people will be seeing all the strange things I'm doing, when my mind isn't on earth. So being an MD'er stopped being funny. I decided to go cold turkey and get rid of daydreaming completely.
However, others still find me rather distracted and wonder if I'm listening. I tend to drift off out of disinterest to my real surroundings.
Can you get sick by MDD?