Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
If you could speak with Dr. Somer and his research partner Dr. Soffer-Dudek, what would you ask?
Professor Eli Somer is the first who has studied maladaptive daydreaming. He had created the name "maladaptive daydreaming" itself.
I'm organizing a video interview with both of them, and they are available to answer your questions. Dr. Soffer-Dudek is an expert on MD related to and OCD, ADHD, dissociation, sleep, and night dreaming.
Please feel free to write your…Continue
Added by Valeria Franco on November 30, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments
I ask my mind a question. I have discovered that simple questions help me greatly with controlling my focus and attention.
When daydreaming, my brain is full of questions and subsequently, my brain is busy searching other parts of my mind for the answer. This activity can be immersive and renders me unavailable to people near me. This drives my wife crazy.
So when I…Continue
I'm a new member. I have always been a daydreamer. Now I think about it it has most definitely had a negative impact on my education, career and relationships in so MANY ways.
I'm 29, live in Essex, England.
Its 11am on a Tuesday morning and I have already envisaged myself as UK prime minister (I reopened some coal mines, opened a government-owned elite energy windmill manufacturing service and introduced a new way of taxation where an…Continue
Added by Oliver B on November 17, 2020 at 3:15am — No Comments
I am one of those people who has been [enjoying] my maladaptive daydreams since I was old enough to have conscious thought. This means since I was maybe as young as three years old. At that young age, having “thoughts” was not so scary. In fact, not much is when you’re a toddler. Soiling diapers, crying in your mother’s arms – these are all things that a little child doesn’t self-criticize.
However, as I got older, I started to feel a bit of shame for my daydreams. Even as a child, I…Continue
A few technical things. What do you think the tagline should be? I was considering putting the old one (Where wild minds come to rest) in the homepage and to use that subtitle to write something more specific about what this place is.
Groups: many of them are abandoned, or maybe they are alive but the administrator is not active any more.
Let me know if one of your groups has this problem and you want to take over, I can put someone else as…Continue
Hello everyone! This account is still barren, as it's brand new, but I myself am not new to Wild Minds. Some time ago back when this site was active in the past I had an account here, but abandoned it after the site became overran by spam bots and activity died. A lot has changed since I made that account, there were many things about it I don't align with anymore, so I deleted it and made a new one to help facilitate a fresh start.
I've had MD for as long as I can remember, and…
I didn’t knew about md. I always thought I m alone with this. Feels really good to know that I’m not the only one with a endless fantasy world. When did you guys found out that you are not alone?
I’m not even sure where to start. I’m new to all of this and I still question whether what I’m going through is actually MD but it only seems to make sense. I’m 23 and I think this started when I was around 10/11. I remember it soon after watching X factor and JLS had just lost. I started to act out certain things in my head and obviously anyone looking at it would think it was a little girl having a innocent crush on her favourite childhood band. But I Imagined and planned my life around…Continue
Wildminds is back.
When I heard Cordellia was about to close it, I felt so sorry that I reached out for her and we agreed on transferring the ownership. It took a while to settle everything but now we are here.
About me: my name is Valeria, I'm 35 and I'm a counselor. I was a maladaptive daydreamer. This is the first place where I found answers to what I was experiencing for all my life.
I'm Italian and at that time (2015-2016) I could…Continue
i'm not surprised to see wild minds go considering how inactive it has been over the past few years, but i'm still heartbroken in a way. this place literally saw me grow up for 10 years.
when i was 13 years old and first found out about MD, i was so scared. i found this site and messaged cordellia paragraphs and paragraphs because i was terrified that some doctor somewhere was going to strap me down and do surgery on my brain to find out what was wrong with me. if you look through my…Continue
I am almost 30 and have had MD for as long as I can remember. Though only about a year or so ago did I even realize there was a name for it. It seems it begins out of some sort of trauma during childhood, coupled with a vivid imagination and then BOOM you wake up one day and you're almost 30 with not a whole lot to show for. People often ask me what I did during this or that particular period of my life and the truth is in most cases I can't remember. That's because most of what I did only…Continue
2020, Just realize that MD still haunting me. Anyone here with long period of time
I have no idea if this will reach the people it is intended for, or anyone at all. But it's been on my mind for a while, and I need to get it out. I need someone to know.
Many years ago (or so it seems), when I first discovered this site, and that my particular affliction wasn't so unique as I had thought, that I wasn't as displaced in this world as I felt, I became quite an active member. After all those years of feeling chained up, I was desperate for a release, for an…
Talking about the depth of dreams and the variety of ways and reasons we daydream, we can all agree that it starts with a thought. We generate our thoughts through experience and some are good and some are bad, reacting in pleasurable or not so pleasurable reactions. In my book “Vivid Imagination” I want to discuss some chosen chapters out of that I believe are great topics in understanding where Maladaptive daydreamers are coming from.
I am a believer that our dreams have great…
Added by Jonathan Brown on March 30, 2020 at 7:22am — No Comments
Hi everyone! My name's Ivana and I'm 25 and living in the UK.
I found this forum because I am finally facing the reality the I'm never going to stop my MDDing unless I start taking tangible actions as nothing appears to be working for me.
I've become trapped in an inescapable cycle of MDDing and desperately wanting to quit as I feel like I've lost my life. I want to stop more than anything, even if my 'real' life doesn't make me happy as…
Added by Ivana on December 14, 2019 at 7:29am — No Comments
It is 2019. I am 27 and I have spent countless hours of my life living in a daydream. Yes, I know its not real but the pull to escape the harsh reality of life is something so strong that I cannot deny. I was terminated from a teaching job for failing to perform to their standards in February and I have yet to find a job since then. When I am not daydreaming, I am suicidal and inundated with self-doubt. I have yet to convince myself a reason to be here other than my daydreams. I am taking…Continue