"I would say daydreaming/spacing out/having a short attention span are well-known symptoms of attention-deficit disorder and MD, and the urge to move and pace and act out a scene with MD is sometimes compared with hyperactivity in ADHD. I guess…"
"Sometimes when my anxiety flares up, I start picturing the worst and most upsetting case scenarios. I know it’s bad for me and I want to stop, but something in me drives me to keep picturing upsetting situations vividly, I guess for some sort…"
"(Filly) It feels profoundly silly and embarrassing. For me, at least. Though, for others, I’d wager that discussing MD would be the equivalent of exposing their most prized values and deepest emotional wounds. MDers also generally (and…"
"Emotionally it saved me, but it stunted my personal growth and ability to process events outside of me. It kept me sane and poised throughout mundane and frustrating times, but in the end I think it does hurt. MD tricks my mind in a way— it…"
"Yup, some of my MCs have absolutely nothing to do with the real me whatsoever. Like yours, one of my favorite MCs is a different gender, age, and culture. I never went through childhood trauma, so I’m not sure why it triggers me. I am sorry to…"
"My parents were pretty understanding when I told them, although they both still pulled the “I went through the same thing” thing when it’s obvious to me that they didn’t. My mom immediately tried to shut me down just because…"
"I don't have a therapist or anything, so it's up to me to discipline myself, which, of course, seldom works. Aside from avoiding triggers, I try to think what I really want when I daydream-- i.e. attention, feeling accepted, confidence,…"