Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Here is a poem I've always found inspiring. I have a phrase from it tattooed on my back. It's called "Curiosity" by Alastair Reid
may have killed the cat; more likely
the cat was just unlucky, or else curious
to see what death was like, having no cause
to go on licking paws, or fathering
litter on litter of kittens, predictably.
Nevertheless, to be curious
is dangerous enough. To distrust
what is always said, what seems
to ask odd…
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So yeah.. I just found out today about two hours ago about Maladaptive Daydreaming. I have been daydreaming like for serious for about I dunno.. 10 years or so? At first it didn't mattered, I mean I was 9 years old, so what does it matter a little escapade to fantasy once in a while? It was about years later and still today that it has really became a problem. I'm in…Continue
I first starting this when I was 12. Mine seems different than most I have read about and wonder if anyone has a similar experience. My first boyfriend broke up with me and I started to imagine him watching me remotely. It affected my behavior because I would act my best and imagine him wishing he was still with me. Over the years it changed to other ex-boyfriends, teacher who did not think I would do anything go with my life, and my father who I stopped talking to. As an adult it was…Continue
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I just became a member earlier today and have just now have gotten the courage to type something.
I have kept my MD a secret for sooooooooooo long that I am feeling very vulnerable and a little bit scared right now.
I am also very new to discussion forums in general so please forgive me in advance if I mess up (feel free to correct me if I do something wrong).
I realized that my daydreaming wasn't as normal as most when I was about 8 years old. I…Continue
I find it hard to relate to people. When I talk to relatives (like cousins), coworkers and acquaintances it is so difficult to have a decent conversation that doesn't sound awkward on my part. I can talk with my mother and sister, I guess because I talk to them all the time and I don't have to worry about things like whether or not they will get offended or if they can relate to the show or issue I want to talk about because I know they will. With others, I don't know that and my…Continue
i had taken a strict disorder to NOT daydream anymore but once it starts its sooooo difficult to stop.yesterday,i daydreamed the entire night.i tried to stop myself but i just couldnt.there was so much of work to be done but there i was all over the place pacing and laughing like an idiot!a TOTAL idiot!i mean anyone who saw me at that moment would have thought i was mad or something...
thank god my mom was asleep or else...........
usually when i start to daydream (that is when…Continue
I have not been prescribed this medication by a doctor, but I have taken 10mg on a couple of occasions for the purported energy that it gives you. Not only did I feel more productive and less all over the place, I didn't have the urge to daydream while on it (three separate times). Don't get me wrong, I will still daydream. But I will do it on purpose, instead of getting up compulsively from my desk during an assignment. I don't feel distracted by the scenarios and the feelings in my head. I…Continue
So... I'm not quite sure what I was looking for when I signed up. I still don't know.
I read about Maladaptive Daydreaming today, and it really jumped out at me. How similar it is to me made me cry.
I've been looking for a while, looking for the reasons why I feel this way, and I feel this might be part of the answer...
I daydream, ever since I was a child. And it's getting worse, I think.
I usually daydream whenever I'm in bed,…Continue
So this new thing has started happening. Today has marked the second time where I have cried during a daydream. The first time I did it was only two days ago. I act out my daydreaming scenarios as they happen in my head, from facial expressions, to gestures, to dialogue, to actually moving around the room as they would (though I also just tend to generally pace around, even if they are sitting still). The content of my daydreams can be emotionally gripping and over-powering. In these two…Continue
I wish I have someone to talk to about my daydreams. Not just about MDD in general, just my daydream content. Fo those of you who don't know, my daydreams take place in an elaborate parallel universe, which is exactly the same as our own except for humans being kept as pets by aliens. We are still exactly the same, just as intelligent. Very few on earth know about aliens keeping humans as pets. I don't imagine it being another dimension, it's this one, but with the conspiracy. It is…Continue
what do you do if you are ugly?my mom makes fun of me every single day. shes really pretty you see and she keeps telling me that im really ugly. im so fed up of hearing that.i look at myself in the mirror and wince.this is so not how i want to look.i tried to make myself look better.but no hope.some people make fun of me.
how do you accept the way you are when your own mother doesnt?
we live in a looks oriented world where everyday we are bombarded with images of beautiful…Continue
I'm 15 and I've been daydreaming for about two years I think. I remember the first time I really got submerged in a daydream how awesome it felt. I didn't have many friends at the time so I made up my own and for once I felt accepted, even if it was only in my dream world. I actually had multiple different daydream realms that I made..I think I had up to four at one point. But I think that got kind of overwhelming for me so now I only have one really intricate…Continue
I don't know if it is common or not but when I need to focus on something I always start hearing songs in my head. Most of the times when it happens I have to stop what I am doing to try to clear my mind. That also happens when I am going to sleep. I noticed that I alwasy listen to these songs in the same week that they start to play in my head. I think that the solution would be to stop listening to music, but I love it.
Does anyone have this problem? how are…
It's called, The Secret World of Doing Nothing, by Billy Ehn and Orvar Lofgren (2010).
Chapter 3 is called "Daydreaming".
It might be interesting to some of you. A few pages of the chapter can be found here:Continue
Also, how old are you, if you don't mind me asking?
If you don't want to answer that, then how many times have you changed degrees and/or jobs?
As for me, I am currently a third-year in industrial engineering, and I'm always on the edge of falling into severe depression. And please don't try to convince me to switch out.
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