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the show will go on and on and on while a blank

I have been with nd for most of my life. Almost from the moment I wake up I immediately jump into one of my characters. Its getting harder to stay in reality.



My sister asked when I eventually pass away what will people remember about you what were your accomplishments?



I didn't have an answer for her.



Whatever environment I'm in even at work I create the story of my character around it or just MD about the daydrsam or future conversations o am going to have. It… Continue

Added by jena messer on July 27, 2021 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Advice

Hi everyone, I’ve had MDD as long as I can remember. I had a difficult childhood so I suspect it was triggered by that. I’m 37 years old and I have been actively battling the condition since I was 30. I’ve had periods of success but I’ve not been able to quit the habit for good. It would be great to hear any advice you have on how to reduce it, manage it or ideally stop for good. I’ve missed out on so much stuff due to MDD. I hate the hold it has on my life, but stopping has proved elusive so… Continue

Added by Cotton on July 27, 2021 at 9:40am — No Comments

why

Ocd depending on severity can be a mental disorder so why can't MD depending on severity. I am 33 years old and have spent half of my life daydreaming. I am still stuck mentally and going out and doing things to probably about the age of 20 year old.

Added by jena messer on July 26, 2021 at 3:18pm — No Comments

Introduction

Hello everyone! My name is Katie, but I go by Kat.

I couldn't tell you when I started daydreaming maladaptively, and honestly I don't think it matters considering most people on here either live with maladaptive daydreaming (MD).

I'm also a college student pursuing a bachelor's of science in psychology at the moment. I actually was able to write an English…

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Added by Katie on July 17, 2021 at 1:01pm — 1 Comment

Can anyone help me please

I have a MDD from along time I think from 20 years and now I think it stopping my life cannot deal with my life and people I feel so depressed and tired my therapy think I have a ADHD and I take strattera 100mg but that not stop the MDD ao cold any one help me how I can stop it or how I can deal with it

Added by Noura on July 17, 2021 at 1:20am — 1 Comment

Wandavision and MDD

Hello there!

Ive posted some time ago a video with a therapist talking about MDD NOW the same therapist is analysing MDD as a trauma coping mechanism in this video from cinema therapy, its worth watching people! Ive always thought Wandavision as a MDD but now Im sure of it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLkoagl-wZs&ab_channel=CinemaTherapy

Added by Rosa Fox on July 13, 2021 at 9:33am — No Comments

Trying to stay focused

On Tuesday my kids and I are flying to NY to visit family.  A friend of mine, who used to be my roommate, is going to watch my dogs for me.  Because I've been in my head a lot lately, the house is a mess!  We're cleaning today.  I gave my kids the living room, hallway, and bathroom to do while I take care of the kitchen.  (their ages are 20 and 16 but they never clean unless I nag them)

Eventually, we took a break.  I have like 80% of the kitchen done.  That was over an hour ago, and…

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Added by Jessica C on July 10, 2021 at 10:41am — 4 Comments

Conflicting feelings on MD

I feel very conflicted about my maladaptive daydreaming.  I mean, for most of my life I've lived in my head.  Oddly enough, this didn't stop me from living a very active and full life.  I would just daydream whenever I didn't absolutely need to be grounded in reality.  I've had many wonderful real life experiences and met some amazing people over the past few decades.

The problem is that sometimes my daydreaming gets in the way of life and it's gotten more intense over time.  Everyone…

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Added by Jessica C on July 8, 2021 at 8:40pm — 2 Comments

How maladaptive daydreaming effects friendships

I normally daydream while listening to music or while I'm trying to get to sleep although I've started daydreaming much more in school during lessons, but I've also started daydreaming in social situations, like when I'm sitting with my friends at lunch or break, which I never really did before, and has definitely made me a much more quiet detached person (even though I was always shy) and it's really starting to ruin my relationships with my friends as I hardly ever interact with them…

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Added by Catten on July 8, 2021 at 9:20am — 3 Comments

I have a question

I’ve been daydreaming since i was a child, i didn’t know what daydreaming is or what i was doing. I just liked the feeling it gave me, it helped me coping with my depression and loneliness but when i got older i realized that half of my life i wasn’t actually living i was disconnected from realty. I don’t know its a weird feeling i don’t like it. But my therapist said that i was smart for choosing daydreaming instead of drugs or whatever to cope with my depression and anxiety, but…

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Added by Sara on July 7, 2021 at 8:13pm — 2 Comments

A group for all who use WhatsApp, where you can share your experiences, daydreams and make some friends as well

https://chat.whatsapp.com/BePW9JxhYLF5ARHJ9rdZfd

I hope I'm not violating any group policies here. I've found this WhatsApp group for MDers to chat with other MDers, so you can join, if you're interested. Would love to meet some of y'all in there

Edit: https://chat.whatsapp.com/J4iMALtGSVYKLe8aXkU4BD

This is the new link. WhatsApp links are…

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Added by Kiruba Victor on July 6, 2021 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

It’s scary

Hi everyone. It’s been a while since I’ve started MD even though I’m only in my teens. I came to the realization that my daydreaming wasn’t normal multiple times but it’s been so hard to stop the urges. I feel like everything I do from watching a TV show to getting cereal in the morning can trigger my daydreaming. Today is my first day trying to fight any urge to daydream after a relapse. MD is so scary because I feel like I’ll be sucked back into this cycle and my characters will stay with me… Continue

Added by Daze on June 29, 2021 at 9:24am — 3 Comments

How to control maladaptive daydreaming while studying

Guys it's been 10 years since I was daydreaming. And now its really hard to control it, I am not able to concentrate on my studies. Anyone please tell some measures to control it.

Added by V on June 26, 2021 at 9:08am — 5 Comments

MDers and one sided love/crushes

I feel that us maladaptive daydreamers have a hard time letting go of any one sided crushes we have than others. Like that person would take over our scenarios very much. It has happened to me when I developed feelings for a girl I had talked quite a bit to, only to find out she was committed to someone else. Sad part is, there were some instances where it seemed like she liked me too and I took it too deep and as you might have guessed, daydreamt an entire life with this person which gave…

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Added by Kiruba Victor on June 23, 2021 at 10:38am — 4 Comments

Outside my head

This is going to sound annoying. Living in a town for 29 years, all I ever heard by others is that I'm so quiet. They literally couldn't get a word out of me. I was too busy daydreaming in my head to realize how I looked on the outside. I actually never knew it made me look stupid. Non-family can be vigorous that way. I always used MD as a way to escape my frustrations, but it did me more harm that good, so I had to quit. It was the best decision I made. 



What…

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Added by Jessica Ballantyne on June 4, 2021 at 1:26pm — 317 Comments

Instantly stop the urge to daydream

I've found this incredible tactic and I'm so excited to share it with all of you!!! I hope it works for you as it works so well for me. I've found it in the past week and every time I feel the urge to get up, put my headphones on, and daydream, or dissociate into a mental video or conversation with myself. Of course,…

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Added by Rose Only on May 31, 2021 at 2:30am — 3 Comments

Music About MD - Found One!

Hi peeps!!

I think I found an EDM song from an artist who might have/understand MD!

https://youtu.be/0G7VdSSWY2g

"I get lost in the story
Forgetting my own
From daydream to daydream
Into the unknown."

IMHO it's a great song that captures the sweeping sensation of MD excellently :)

DROELOE - Written Maze (ft. Iris Penning)

Added by Kalliope on May 27, 2021 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

MD Withdrawal symptoms

Or should I say don't stop MD "cold turkey"



I stopped MD almost completely 2 months ago, due to anger.



It was my therapist that told me that "my imaginary world" could be MD. Her conclusion was that MD could be a manifestation of my repressed creativity. This was 2 years ago. I read about it but didn't research it. Knowing that it has a name and that I wasn't the only one was recomfort enough.



I made peace with MD a long time ago, since I didn't know what it… Continue

Added by H on May 25, 2021 at 4:09pm — 2 Comments

Renovating My Life

Warning : This will be a very long post but please bear with it.

I have had MD since I was 8 ( or maybe younger I don't really remember) My journey of recovery can be described in 3 stages.

1) The first stage : This is when I knew I was MDing and also knew that it is causing a lots of problems in my social and academic life. I wanted to stop doing it but did not know how to. So I used to think that once I fulfill all my wishes then my MD would be over. Because my innocent mind…

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Added by Sakshee Dhumal on May 22, 2021 at 9:32am — 3 Comments

People whose vibe and nature we've wanted to emulate in our MD world (if any)

Have any of you ever had a person in mind whose vibe or style you've wanted to emulate so much that you end up integrating that vibe into your MD world self? It can be either a celebrity or just any person in your life, whose cool nature we feel like imitating. For me, recently, I've wanted to have the swagger and the attitude of a Pakistani Singer named Imran Khan whom I listen too quite often. He has this really cool confidence which I've always wanted. Do you have anyone like that?

Added by Kiruba Victor on May 21, 2021 at 9:23am — 4 Comments

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