Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
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Hey guys. So a couple weeks ago I started taking psychiatric medication for the first time. It was technically for my depression and not my daydreaming, but I was hoping it would help both. Sometimes I think that stopping my daydreaming is so hard because my depression (or dysthemia, which is like minor depressive symptoms for long periods of time instead of major episodes or anything like that) makes my real life seem very flat and boring. I find it hard to feel much in real life or have…Continue
So, I’m gonna go on a monologue here. Read if you want!
I feel like I’m at a critical point in my life. It’s so weird that I have these problems that almost no one could understand or accept. Other people worry about friends and school, or about their family or medical problems, real problems. I have to worry about my own mind.
I have made so much progress since I started trying to stop my daydreaming in October. I used to…Continue
I just thought of something that's been bugging me. When I was a kid, I daydreamed a lot, but it was never as obtrusive or as bad at it has been for me in the past couple of years. I wasn't a normal kid, but I wasn't as weird as I am now either. I was pretty well-functioning, I guess. My fantasies didn't really take over my life and get out of my control until high school. I found online that the symptoms of depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder usually start as people get to be…Continue
So, at the beginning of this week, I decided that I was going to stop daydreaming altogether. Since I started college in August, I started going to a therapist for MDD and depression, and in the last couple of months I had cut my daydreaming down from hours a day to maybe 30 minutes or so. Not to mention, going to therapy helped my talk to my mom and have a much better relationship with her (she has borderline personality disorder but is finally getting it under control- she's the reason I…Continue