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Constant Mental Noise

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jen 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Does anyone else have a constant stream of thoughts and daydreams run through their minds from the moment they wake up? I do and it is a curse ruining the quality of my life. I hate it and wish that…Continue

Maladaptive Daydreaming = Naivety

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jessica Ballantyne on Friday. 5 Replies

Does anyone else feel like they are more naive as a result of maladaptive daydreaming? Instead of living new experiences and gaining new knowledge, you just waste time by daydreaming your life away.…Continue

What fictional genre would you classify your daydreams as?

Started this discussion. Last reply by OhMyMagenta May 23. 2 Replies

In fiction, we have many different genres, such as action, fantasy, science fiction, romance, horror. Etc.When you daydream, which genre(s) would your daydreams fit into?My daydreams are pretty much…Continue

How did your MDD develop?

Started this discussion. Last reply by FT Jul 5. 4 Replies

At what age did the MDD begin? How long did it last? What do you think caused it? What factors increased the severity? Please feel free to share your experience.Personally, I am unsure of how my MDD…Continue

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Jen replied to Vesta Harford's discussion Constant Mental Noise
"I know exactly what you mean Vesta, constant mental noise is a good way of putting it, I too have a continual chatter from the moment I wake up. I continually feel empty too, I have underlying sadness that won't go away. I wonder if I am…"
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Filly replied to Vesta Harford's discussion Constant Mental Noise
"Being aware of the chatter is step one which you are Meditation where you can still your mind even briefly can help You can listen to the chatter but not be a part of it kind of like an observer or third party I’m not a day dreamer but have a…"
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Constant Mental Noise

Does anyone else have a constant stream of thoughts and daydreams run through their minds from the moment they wake up? I do and it is a curse ruining the quality of my life. I hate it and wish that it would stop. I constantly feel 'empty.' I wish that my mind was calm and free of background noise. If anyone has tips to stop the constant thoughts and daydreams, sharing your tips would be very much appreciated. See More
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Jessica Ballantyne replied to Vesta Harford's discussion Maladaptive Daydreaming = Naivety
"I am in the same situation as you. My family thinks I'm too stupid to understand world politics and the "Real World" itself. I am so very shocked at "Everything" I did not see before. In my youth, I thought I was an unloved…"
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meghan replied to Vesta Harford's discussion Maladaptive Daydreaming = Naivety
"i don't think i'm too naive - when i learn new information, i incorporate it into my daydream. this post did make me think about something interesting, though. i always thought this was just a "me" thing and i never considered…"
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Laura replied to Vesta Harford's discussion Maladaptive Daydreaming = Naivety
"I'm naive in certain things, like relationships. I've never had one. I have friends but I'm so introverted I don't hang out with them often, I'm not shy so I talk a lot when I'm out or at school or work or whatever.…"
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Luna replied to Vesta Harford's discussion Maladaptive Daydreaming = Naivety
"Yes I agree. There are people who think I'm stupid as well. Now I have been trying to quit for a couple of months and notice my brain has been working better, since I have more "free space" in my head I'm trying to have more…"
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Maladaptive Daydreaming = Naivety

Does anyone else feel like they are more naive as a result of maladaptive daydreaming? Instead of living new experiences and gaining new knowledge, you just waste time by daydreaming your life away. Your brain is filled with stupid daydreams of God-knows-what instead of interesting information that you could be learning. As a teen, people often pointed out that I was naive or inexperienced. Some even thought I was dumb because I was mostly unaware of what was going on such as politics or pop…See More
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Tinkerbell replied to Vesta Harford's discussion How did MDD ruin your life?
"Any area I have lived in the neighbors have avoided me. The sort of avoidance where they run in the house when they see you or avoid eye contact. Why? Some of them have seen them during some stage  in public maladative daydreaming and it has…"
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At 12:17pm on May 12, 2017, Jessica Ballantyne said…

Vesta, your 18, you got time to change. Once I reached my 30's, it was like a whole new world, stepping out of MD more and more. In fact, it starts to feels weird.

At 1:15pm on May 11, 2017, Jessica Ballantyne said…

hi, i'm ready to explain

At 7:06am on May 6, 2017, Jessica Ballantyne said…

Because I am an imaginative artist, DD is part of my expressive gift and my creativity to do my artwork. But to everybody else, it's crazy...

Yes, I sort of have hyperactive deficit disorder, but I also have mild autism spectrum disorder. Yes, I spent my whole life embarrassed and feeling like a blithering idiot. I started MDD when I was 12, because I found it hard to connect with everyone. It left me lonely, green with envy, and very unexcited. So, one day I unintentionally developed another world in my head, starting with a science fiction series.

When I was 12 years old, I had no idea that this was very bad for you. I didn't THINK it would effect much of anything. I really don't know why. I was just a little kid! All immature, naive and ignorant. Now my mom thinks I deserve this....because I did it for nearly two decades. Yes, it effected any relational bonding I had with people. It made people snarky towards me, because they noticed I wouldn't talk, smile, listen and make perfect eye contact. Also, they found me really strange,...like I would just sit there quietly, or I would suddenly burst into laughs, or my eyes would twitch around the room, or I would talk to my Daydreams. So I rarely ever went on a date in my whole life, except when I was 20, and had two movie nights with a Croatian co-worker who wasn't a boyfriend. That's just it.

It got no better in College. Some teachers and students would stare hard, exaggerate my erratically nervous actions, ask me if I'm OK, or just treat me like I am so stupid. Even the workforce was a nightmare for me. I had more jobs than I can count fingers and toes together. Managers and employees found me so weird, idiotic, untalkative, slow moving, quite deaf, and anger inducing. Most of all, they were so frustrated that I just would not LISTEN...because usually, I was in a world somewhere else. My mind had the hang of it, so it was hard to stop.

I learned at age 30 that no only did I have Autism Spectrum Disorder, but I also had MDD. Although, entering my 30's, my health isn't what it once was. I found MDD to be silly and YES distracting my attention from real life itself. So all I can do now is build up from where I left off and do the best I can.

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