Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
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Added by Sakshee Dhumal on October 10, 2021 at 10:36pm — No Comments
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
Added by someone on October 8, 2021 at 11:18pm — No Comments
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
I posted here in March about my daydreaming and since then, I have made tremendous improvements. I am writing this to describe my experience on how I dealt with this issue. Unfortunately I had to get on medication. But that's okay, as long as I am making improvements and moving forward with my life. I see this as a short term solution but it is a good step forward.
First, at the advice of my doctor and therapist, I decided to see a Psychiatrist. I started by…Continue
Added by jena messer on July 27, 2021 at 3:24pm — No Comments
Added by jena messer on July 26, 2021 at 3:18pm — No Comments
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…Continue