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I have seen several people mention anxiety, depression, etc. I have social phobia and my therapist thinks I should be evaluated for OCD and/or an Autism Spectrum. So, I was wondering if it is common for Mders to have other difficulties other than MD?

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Many members have come on here stating that they didn't have any other issues.  Read the research.  Not everyone has other issues.  Dr. Cynthia Schupak and Jayne Bigelsen felt a more accurate term was Compulsive Fantasizing.  I'm not basing the conclusion that it's not always due to emotional issues on a personal belief; it's based on evidence.  

Denim Mage said:

"Maladaptive" pretty much means "emotional development issues". That's why it's called "Maladaptive Daydreaming". Sadly, everyone with any influence here is so poorly educated in it and/or so bad at personal insight that this question is continued to be brought up. The answer is simply:

EVERYONE with Maladaptive Daydreaming has emotional problems. That's why it's called "maladaptive". If you daydream excessively and it's not due to emotional issues, then go look for some other condition to categorize yourself under, as you don't exactly share the same daydreaming symptoms with MDDers. Basic logic.

You know, Cordellia doesn't seem to believe or understand any of this. All the documentation and all the human examples I know about or with MDD are concerning prior emotional problems. Cordellia is an example too. However, Cordellia is under some weird impression that MDD is not related to psychological problems of other kinds, even though pretty much all evidence points to the contrary...

Fine, I take what I said back. I did a little extra reading.

Cordellia Amethyste Rose said:

Many members have come on here stating that they didn't have any other issues.  Read the research.  Not everyone has other issues.  Dr. Cynthia Schupak and Jayne Bigelsen felt a more accurate term was Compulsive Fantasizing.  I'm not basing the conclusion that it's not always due to emotional issues on a personal belief; it's based on evidence.  

Denim Mage said:

"Maladaptive" pretty much means "emotional development issues". That's why it's called "Maladaptive Daydreaming". Sadly, everyone with any influence here is so poorly educated in it and/or so bad at personal insight that this question is continued to be brought up. The answer is simply:

EVERYONE with Maladaptive Daydreaming has emotional problems. That's why it's called "maladaptive". If you daydream excessively and it's not due to emotional issues, then go look for some other condition to categorize yourself under, as you don't exactly share the same daydreaming symptoms with MDDers. Basic logic.

You know, Cordellia doesn't seem to believe or understand any of this. All the documentation and all the human examples I know about or with MDD are concerning prior emotional problems. Cordellia is an example too. However, Cordellia is under some weird impression that MDD is not related to psychological problems of other kinds, even though pretty much all evidence points to the contrary...

I believe I started to MD because of my feelings of unworthiness.  I've always felt like I am never enough so that's why in my daydreams I tend to be a stronger and more heroic person.  I have an eating disorder, anxiety, bipolar 2, and possible borderline personality disorder…yeah pretty messed up I know, but I think I've always used MD to cope with not having any control in my life.  It's the only world I can control and it got worse when I was weight restored.  No control over food anymore sent me searching frantically for it somewhere else and here I am. 

I have in the past suffered with depression although I was not formally diagnosed with it.  Apart from that I don't think that I have had any of the other things.

Maybe. I am diagnosed PTSD.

I have depression and social anxiety
I have depression and multiple phobias.. I also have misophonia. Which is a fear of sound. I hate going to school in the rain because I feel like germs are everywhere. And I start to get a ridiculous itch. I cannot walk in public grass. I hate eating or drinking after others. Gum scares me. . And I can't sit in front of a class room. So much more..

Yes, it seems to be very common. I mean people with other disorders also tend to have other issues, on top of the main one they have been diagnosed with. Why should we be any different?...Oh wait, because we are special ha ha j/k :) No, but I truly believe that we are on of a kind, it takes something special to literally be in reality, and the worlds we create at the same time.

Yes it is common.  My psychologist says that all things from anxiety to PTSD to depression and MD are caused by not being focused in the present moment.

I have a son, who I suspect also has MD, and he has been diagnosed with Tourette's. I, myself, suffer from depression, anxiety, and OCD. When I was young, I was diagnosed with a Neurological disorder, that's what they called it.. My son is similar to what I did in my youth, and they say it's Tourette's. I was never forthcoming with my MD, because I was scared and ashamed, my son, is the same way. I know the signs however from my own experience. I think autism may go hand in hand with MD.

I agree with you totally. But the snag is that we don't live in the present moment because it is too painful for us or else we choose the MD because it is a more pleasant place to be. The challenge is learning how to wean ourselves off the MD and living contentedly in reality.
 
Tulpa461 said:

Yes it is common.  My psychologist says that all things from anxiety to PTSD to depression and MD are caused by not being focused in the present moment.

Ocd and aspergers syndrome are the things I have aswell

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