Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
The narration of this film references antiquated Freudian psychoanalytic theory, refrigerator mother theory and other anachronisms, and should be taken in a historical context. Catalogue description: This film studies the effect of emotional deprivation on the sensory-motor behaviour of infants aged 7 to 18…Continue
Added by Observer on January 11, 2022 at 12:30pm — No Comments
In the breeze of spring
I am whole
As I regard the pieces of me
Strewn across places I cannot walk to.
I've been wondering this for a very long time, but haven't spoke to anyone about it since I'm pretty embarrassed of it. Ever since I was a child, I've rocked myself to sleep while listening to music. Often times I start daydreaming because of the movement, like rocking side to side while I lay in bed or in a recliner that rocks back and forth. Or when I'm in the car, my head will either bounce against the headrest or my body will rock side to side.
As a kid, though (elementary…Continue
Omg! I had to share this
I have MD plus (social)anxiety. It has been affecting me since always.
Recently due to some fungal problem on my head, doctor prescribed me some meds(i lost the prescription now) , they seemed to help me afar anxiety(idk how). When I stopped taking them cause the problem was solved, anxiety came back.
And after 3 months i have a exam which is very important to me as I am in final year of college. I really want to do well there.
So can anyone suggest me…Continue
Lately, I've been having daydreams where people I'm close to, abandon me and I'm left all alone.
The dreams involve.
1. The girl I like, who stops talking to me and goes back to her ex and eventually blocks me, for no reason.
2. My closest friends feeling like I'm a burden to them and leaving me.
3. My parents disowning me because I brought shame to the family, due to my slow pace in life and mental health issues.
And then eventually, I become this person…Continue
Hello i have only recently learned about Maladaptive Daydreaming , as long as i can remember i have done it and its been causing me trouble in my life as early as my teens when people could see me through my curtains because of backing light and i did not know . For years i thought i was just schizophrenic and scared to tell any one. But thats back ground probably not needed for my question except to express that i am incredibly un knowledgeable about this .
So here is my…Continue
I recently came to the conclusion that I may indeed be a maladaptive daydreamer....
Books used to be my escape from reality. When I was in middle school and I had a bad day at school I could just read a cheesy teen novel and picture a better reality. Little did I know that my method of escape would soon be the very thing that entrapped me. I think things went downhill when my imagination started to be a crutch I used to deal with life issues. But then again when the places that are…Continue
I am new to this and came across this site a few days ago.
I stumbled across a post from another member about love fantasies.
When I meet a man who is good to me , I too start building up fantasies about the person in my head. I get obsessed over the person.
I over think /fantasise and make myself fall in love with the person. In addition , I want the person to fall in love with me.
This lead to a lot of heartache for me.
I have lived with this…
Added by Emma on September 5, 2021 at 2:51pm — No Comments
When I first came across the phrase ‘maladaptive daydreaming’ my emotions went into the most conflicted state they’d ever been. I was relieved, yes, that I finally found a name for something that’s been bugging me since I was a teenager, but I was also terrified. Going through the list of symptoms triggered something in my brain and I forced myself to look at my daydreams from the third person’s perspective. I’ve written down my leading roles, the main plotlines, the side characters - and I…Continue
Soo I found out very recently about MDD and my first reaction was like « So it has a name ? » because idk for you, but I noticed that something was clearly wrong in my life when I realised that I didn’t want to be here anymore, like….my daydreamings are just way better than the realty, even if I don’t live in a corrupted or toxic environnement, I even have friends (one actually, but it doesn’t matter).
So I was like « But why ? I have all that I need to be happy, I’m even…Continue
ok, so this is a werd one, so from what i have been able to gather from a cursory glance at this site most posts seem to view getting rid of md as a positive witch sadly hasn't been the case for me, about ten month its ago i noticed i was having trouble visualing not wiith my md at least not initaly i thought it was brain fog or writers block i have always been a vivid visualiser and those sorts of things reading, writing have always been my passion and md was an exenstion of that i …Continue