Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Me too! Glad that someone finally mention this, sometimes I also drift out from my fantasies, think hard about real life situations and eventually judge lifes and social values. Yes, lots of time it doesn't involve my imaginary characters, therefore it does make me doubt if it is MD.
This usually happens when I forced myself into real life deep thinking or in a temper that is worse than normal leading me unable to sink in my fantasies. So after many philosophical analysis, it usually ends up getting forgotten in the same way as my temper goes away, until my next temper comes up and I would somehow remember all of them again. It does stop me to go to full negative in some situations, but in general I don't think the thoughts help me in real life, and sometimes being a worse distraction than MD.
If it is a definition thing, I don't think I am anyone qualify enough to answer this, lol. I guess this thinking and MDD would definitely relate in some way, just because...it feels really similar, in the way of coping with my negative feelings.