MD- poor performance in school?


MD- poor performance in school?

All my life I have found school particularly challenging, just because it's so difficult to focus, and after a while I just kept getting discouraged.  However I'm still to pursuing  my education. 

I was just wondering if anyone else has experienced this?

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MDD for Coping with Stress

Started by Sommer. Last reply by Kiruba Victor May 23, 2021. 3 Replies

Does anyone else feel like they developed/started daydreaming more when school got more stressful for them? Almost as a way to cope with their emotions? For me personally, I had always been…Continue

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Comment by Aseel on December 27, 2014 at 2:23am

I managed to control my DDs for a while,I aced all my subjects in the past year.I started this year intending to top the class as I used to be.My plans were going well for while but then,one thing after another happened and I ended up depressed,I can't study nor carry out my home works,add to that my approaching exams,so things are just getting worse.

Comment by Elisabeth on September 15, 2014 at 11:49am

I always struggled in school due to my daydreaming and my OCD.  In fourth grade I was diagnosed with ADD and given medication.  The medication made me worse.  I would stare uncontrollably and had no ability to focus on anything.  I became a complete zombie.  They tried several different drugs and they all did the same.  I was a skinny girl and I lost so much wait my mom quit the whole process and I went off the meds.  I became happy and energetic again but I still struggled with paying attention in class.  I always felt I was worse than the kids who talked during class and got in trouble.  I was praised for being quiet but really I was just as guilty as the others, talking to my imaginary friends in my head.  In college I would try as hard as I could to pay attention to lectures but it was near impossible.  I hated asking for accommodations in school, because I wanted so much to be treated like everyone else.  But the problem is I was working so much harder than others were.  I would accept bad grades and scolding from teachers and tried to convince myself it was my fault.  Now I hope MD can be recognized by teachers.  It's not always someone's fault that they aren't paying attention in class.  Maybe it's just extremely difficult and painful to do so.  

Comment by Kayla Corcoran on July 17, 2014 at 11:38am

I have always had difficulty in school. I was a night owl, since I can remember. It was so hard to wake up in the mourning. I also had undiagnosed Irlen Syndrome(a light sensitivity) which effected, my perception, reading, and spacial abilities. I'm also hopeless with details, or numbers. I mostly feel like a failure as far as academics are concerned. I spent a lot of time in elementary, in my own head, thinking about religion. I would also daydream my ideal school. When I got older I mainly daydreamed I was somewhere else. I still thought of religion. I also would daydream of my ideal job, where I would not be bored, and feel like a failure. 

Comment by Camryn on June 6, 2014 at 4:57am
Before i knew of MDD I would blame myself for being too stupid to concentrate in class and get good grades in classes where free-thinking isn't really an option (math particularly). I do still think it is kind of my fault for getting low grades but it's happy to know there's a reason I can't concentrate in school a lot of the time.
Comment by Bianca Bille Nielsen on May 25, 2014 at 2:07am

Since i was a kid i had MD. School was never a problem until i came into high school where my MD became more extreme. The highest grade i can get is a C.  Because i only just realised i have MD (right before my exams) i can only now start to change my grades..... hopefully.

Comment by Ke Sha on May 21, 2014 at 6:47pm

I was always struggled in school because of my daydreaming...but of recently I have taken up cyber school. I am able to dream when I want but work when I need and its all on my own schedule. 

Comment by Chloe Welsh on May 20, 2014 at 1:58pm
Recently my MD has become a lot more severe and more frequent. I have always excelled in class and have managed to stay on top of my work for a long time, but over the past year my grades have dropped dramatically. Teachers would get angry and my parents just don't understand.
I RECOMMEND that you try to make a note of when your mind is clearest to think, and set that time to study. Make sure your room is clear from distractions and triggers an take frequent breaks in order not to slip into your head.
Sometimes it helps to go for a short walk before you start studying, the fresh air and light exercise can help clear your head of worries and distractions.
Applying this to myself has started working, and my grades are on the way back up.
Be an opportunist and study when your mind is at it's least cluttered. I hope this helps, and good luck with your exams!!!
Comment by Dreamer on March 14, 2014 at 4:23pm

Besides making it harder to concentrate and be motivated the other problem with MDD is that you cannot tell people about it easily. Imagine trying to explain to your college lecturer or school counsellor that the reason you are getting bad grades is that you have a bit of a problem with daydreaming.

Comment by Liz Winning on August 16, 2013 at 3:34pm

Hi, I'm new to this site :)
I have always experience some form of MD since i was around 7 but it has only become very severe and persistent in about the last year. I used to do really well in school but this year my grades have dropped drastically and i find getting homework and assignments done very stressful because i just can't concentrate, I'm stuck inside my head. I'm in grade 10 this year and I'm worried that next year, when i'm a senior and the work load gets even bigger, I will be even more stressed :/

Comment by Dreamer on July 24, 2013 at 2:16pm

Recently I went back to college to do a post graduate course at the advanced age of 49. It was really intensive around the clock study between classes, assignments and exams. I dropped out after 3 months due to stress and anxiety. As I conduct my own post mortem on the failure I really think it was due to the MDD. Because I simply didn't have the time to day dream I guess I became stressed. It is only now occurring to me that this disorder is an addiction for me and not having the time to indulge in it during the recent course created withdrawal symptoms that I couldn't handle on top on the enormous work load.


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