Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
So from what I've read I have all the symptoms of maladaptive daydreaming. I daydream excessively, but I always thought it was normal. I'd rather think than pay attention to certain things, though sometime it comes without warning and I find myself spacing out in important conversations. My daydreams hardly ever include me, unless I'm thinking about my life. When I fantasize I'm not in it, cause I don't really like me that much, and would rather be someone else. But this never seemed like a…Continue
Hi! After finding this site last night, I decided to start blogging here as well. I imagine it could be quite therapeutic and perhaps we can all share our experiences here. I will begin my blog with a little introduction.
My name's Andrew. I'm 18 years old and I live in a small town in Kentucky. I'm a terribly imaginative and eccentric guy. I put a lot of my time and effort on my education and I'll be going to college in Fall of 2011.
I was born with an author's heart and…
Out on a drive the other day my eight year old daughter starting telling me about this world that she made up in her head. It included characters, storylines and lots of bright, vibrant details. She said she goes there every morning and every night. Naturally my heart sank and it terrified me. I didn't make it into a big detail, but it was something I was completely unprepared for. I am hoping that it's "normal" daydreaming for a kid, and not my kind that will follow her throughout her life,…Continue
So, i was curious (more like dying to know) what caused my MD. and i was looking back at things that i wrote when i was 9 to 12 and im still not done! at first from what i read just blown away by the real cause of my MD, then i was immensely happy remembering all the good times i had when my MD was just a miniscule pleasure i did in life... then i got sooo mad.... i was tearing up papers and i was just so pissed of at how much YEARS i have wasted in MD.. but im not going to get into that…Continue
I am 22 and I am a student. I have been suffering from this problem for years and I have tried several things to get rid of this. I had been taking prescription drugs for 3 years, but it didn't help much. I was not aware of the problem back then. I thought I had ADD/ADHD back then. The pyschiatrist told me that I had OCD. Then, I was taking Fluvoxamine,Lonazep, etc. for 3 years. Only now, I came across this website and this condition online. I hope they do find a sloution…Continue
I love the name of this site, it is so apt!
A little intro about me, I am 32, from New Zealand, I have a child, I'm single, I work with teenagers who have intellectual disabilities, and I have a very wild mind.…Continue
i was thinking about what my mom said to me yesterday morning and was just wondering if anybody else thought the same thing or just any thoughts in general about it...so here it goes
my grades have been dropping lately because of my (you guessed it) MD... im not proud of it. but anyways my mom was giving me my daily dosing of threats with the cliche "if you dont pull your grades up then there will be serioius consequences" rant. and she was going on and on about everything she could…Continue
I joined this network quite some time ago, but for some odd reason never kept up with it, but, actually, I need to.
See, I've had this MD problem for a long time, I think since I was 4? Something like that.
I never realized that it was a-what? disorder?- in its own right. You see, I was told that it was a symptom of my depression....or something like that.
No one was even aware that I had this problem until I was in therapy as a teen-then I was told…Continue
this isn't actually from a daydream, it's from a nightmare that I woke up sweating from in the middle of the night. it's about a supernatural disease that drives it's host homicidal.
it can be found on my blog at
thank yew :D
Okay, so I have many different fantasies about a particular series of books and I believe that the characters within them are alive. I can even call one a best friend and another a lover. I think that something big has to happen for them to 'come rescue' me. Stupid, right? Yeah, I really have to get over this.…
So i'm 22, and for all of my life i've considered myself to have an overactive imagination - something in which i've never fully admitted to anyone. i will, however, admit that it caused me problems on numerous occasions, but i did my best to withold my day dreaming as much as possible and to seem as social as possible (even though most times i'd rather be alone just lost in my thoughts).
but now i've found this forum, and i'll admit i'm relieved to see that there are so…Continue
Happy New Years everyone.
I've not visited this site for the last couple of months as (out of necessity) I've pulled out of daydream mode. (That I can do this possibly indicates that I have a moderate version of this condition. That my addictive dreaming was late onset .. I was in my 30's when it started .. is another.)
Anyway, I've just finished reading a book on brain plasticity that might interest to many of you. It's called: "The Brain That Changes…Continue
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