Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
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?
Latest Activity: Nov 18, 2022
Started by Sommer. Last reply by Kiruba Victor May 23, 2021. 3 Replies 2 Likes
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
Tags: stress, depression, school
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :/
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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