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Interview to Dr. Somer and Dr. Soffer-Dudek

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…

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Added by Valeria Franco on November 30, 2020 at 11:00am — No Comments

How I get my head out of the clouds

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…

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Added by David Joesph on November 25, 2020 at 1:03pm — 2 Comments

I'm making myself laugh thinking about it

Hi,

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…

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Added by Oliver B on November 17, 2020 at 3:15am — No Comments

Telling Your Family about MD

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…

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Added by Theaxe on November 16, 2020 at 2:12pm — 2 Comments

Should I go for therapy?

I'm a 17 year old and MD has been severely affecting my studies for the past two years. I need bring down my daydreaming time to just a few hours per day so that I can give that time to studies.

I have tried searching for possible remedies but couldn't find any. Regarding therapists or psychologists most people wrote that their therapist didn't knew about MD and wasn't able to help much. So what should I do? Should I try meditation and other things to improve my condition. (If yes then… Continue

Added by Harshit on November 16, 2020 at 8:32am — 2 Comments

Site and groups

Hello everyone!

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…

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Added by Valeria Franco on November 11, 2020 at 1:48pm — 2 Comments

Wild Minds is back, so am I

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…

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Added by NuVonde on November 8, 2020 at 4:05pm — 1 Comment

When did you found out?

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?

Added by Bella on November 8, 2020 at 7:41am — 1 Comment

New to this

hey! my name is alex and i just found out about md. i always thought i was crazy or stupid for having such vivid daydreams about things that were never gonna happen and it makes me feel a lot better to know i’m not alone. i hope i can get to know some of you and maybe be someone you guys can talk to.

Added by Alex on November 4, 2020 at 8:11am — 3 Comments

Hi.

Hi. My screen name is Helix.

I don't know how to feel about this, sadly. I recently found out about MalDreaming, and I didn't know of anywhere to go.

I'm just glad to see I'm here. Hello!

Added by Helix on November 3, 2020 at 5:15pm — 1 Comment

Instagram Trigger

Hello, I'm Prue and I'm new to this forum :).



My daydreams have been centered on 1 crush since last year even though I only know the guy from instagram. I have a bad habit of constantly viewing his social media pages and was stunned to see that he had a girlfriend. I cannot stop daydreaming about this guy and I really dislike the fact that he's seeing someone else because to me, it means that she is getting the opportunity to live out my fantasies.



Have any of you had a… Continue

Added by Prudence Snow on November 3, 2020 at 3:49pm — 2 Comments

Bit lost - is this MD

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…

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Added by Maeve on November 3, 2020 at 11:19am — 6 Comments

Wildminds is BACK

Hello daydreamers!

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…

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Added by Valeria Franco on November 3, 2020 at 10:30am — 19 Comments

goodbye wild minds

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…

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Added by debbie downer on September 21, 2020 at 6:45pm — 1 Comment

MD is our superpower

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…

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Added by Mo on August 22, 2020 at 5:11am — 1 Comment

24 Jun 2020

2020, Just realize that MD still haunting me. Anyone here with long period of time

Added by Futur5 on May 24, 2020 at 12:58am — 2 Comments

An Apology

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…

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Added by alona on May 6, 2020 at 12:28pm — 3 Comments

Vivid Imagination

   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…

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Added by Jonathan Brown on March 30, 2020 at 7:22am — No Comments

New User - My MDD

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…

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Added by Ivana on December 14, 2019 at 7:29am — No Comments

My wild mind may never rest

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…

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Added by Tammy O. on October 18, 2019 at 8:58am — 1 Comment

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