"It has been fun to talk about this with you. Thanks for letting me think about all these ideas.
What we are describing here is not my focused imagination but rather typical MDD. If you browse the discussions here on this forum,…"
"Well I appreciate the encouragement, but I have zero interest in creative writing. I'm nearly 40 and already have an established career (on my second already) and family, and I have no desire at all to write my daydreams down or to learn…"
"Love your posts, Pseudo Life.
That happens to me too- the daydream gets boring. I start to lose interest. In the past, that has been the best time for me to break away from it. Cease the moment! Then what usually happens is…"
"Yeah, compulsive fantasy works better for me too because I did it compulsively my whole life, not just when I was trying to cope. Maladaptive sounds like when you use compulsive fantasy as a coping mechanism, which I also do now but…"
"Yes, Pseudo Life, this happened to me too with a therapist. Suddenly they want to talk about my mom. With whom I've never even really had problems BTW so it was weird.
Here is how I've come to understand it myself.…"
"I think it all sounds very interesting and I wish you the best of luck.
The only feedback I'd give is that, based on many conversations here on this site, almost all of us (I can think of only one exception) are totally aware of what is real…"
"I'm even less qualified to talk about quitting. Unfortunately.
I feel (very vaguely) that I tend to be better at all or nothing approaches to things. Maybe that is the obsessive part of my personality. If I ever do…"
"There is nothing to apologize for. I've found this conversation very interesting because it's made me express ideas that have been bouncing about in my own mind about this behavior since I'm currently in a difficult place with…"
"I'm so surprised by your response that I looked through some of your other comments to see if you are new here, and I see that you are not. So I assume you know what MDD is and that I've just managed to get our conversation muddled.…"
"Look, obviously "daydream" can mean a lot of things. But I think you are under the false impression that this is a community of people talking about any old sort of daydream. We are talking about maladaptive daydreaming, which…"
"I was never saying that bipolar is not real or debilitating. Obviously it is, and obviously many people suffer. I'm just pointing out that there are several tendencies that people call bipolar symptoms that are also common in people…"
"I can answer that but probably in a long-winded and pedantic way that tends to be how I talk about this here because I'm confused by myself!!
But here is what I think. I think maladaptive daydreaming is escapism. People here talk…"
"I don't know. When I read online descriptions of bipolar disorder, it seems like everyone I know has some symptoms of bipolar disorder at some times in their lives. When I'm daydreaming, I tend to be lethargic. When…"