Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Someone mentioned in one of the discussion threads that he/she is staying away from music, and sticking to audio books. I decided to try and it has helped alot! It's like I end up visualizing the dialogue/ scenes as they are read out. I think my need to MDD is more of a need to use my imagination.
I'm really into french and Russian literature. So I get to control my MDD and get to hear literature. Pure gold!
Do try it.
Just got this diagnosis, on top of PTSD and BPD. I've never told my therapist about my daydreaming, but one of the criteria is using fantasy as a form of escapism to interrupt painful thoughts. This definitely applied to me and explains why I do this. Found that interesting considering I never mentioned my daydreaming.
Off to daydream right now...had a bad day, again.
How mant times can i write about this? How many times can i think about it? What will it take? Im a hipocrite. Ill be the first to admit it. I try to be positive and optimistic. I am a liar. The truth is, i probably have one of the most severe cases of MDD. And it all feels like a curse. I just dont know anymore...about anything. I cant ask for advice; i wont actually take it. It doesnt matter if i specualte the "whys', "hows", or the "what ifs". Im still going to wake up tomorrow being this…Continue
Last night I came clean to my husband about my fantasies. He kept prying to get an answer as to why I cry all the time and what is going on with me. Finally I gave in and told him..mostly everything. How I daydream constantly..how Captain Hook is not just a character on a movie to me, but someone close to my heart..how when he gets swollowed by the crocodile I feel depressed and grieve for him as if I have known him in my real life. How in my head, he's a real person and I've formed a…Continue
i know not everyone on here paces, but i do.
as i've mentioned on here before, i used to have a different daydream/set of characters that started when i was 9. then, when i was 12, i actually stopped daydreaming for a month or two. soon enough, my MD came back with new characters, a new story, and... pacing.
since then, i have had several pacing-related injuries, because i get so into the daydreaming that i tend to not watch where i'm going. the most serious one was…Continue
The video I obsessed over is finally finished. It became my obsession in place of daydreaming for awhile, but it's done. These characters are who I want to be. Or maybe a famous, lucrative video editor is what I want to be. I can't tell. But either way, it makes me feel things that I want to replicate in real life.
Also, not sure that video will work embedded, …Continue
I have decided now and understand this problem that i can never be normal and now i have to live in the same way i am living because there is no cure of dd.Although i am not happy but i have to survive with this in my whole life.
Added by The1andonlyAbber on February 20, 2014 at 6:40pm — No Comments
(I'm making this post not only for you guys, but hopefully anyone researching what he has)
Most of us have either seen or heard of "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty". All of us here can guess what he has, MDD. Yes, I know, it's obvious. His sudden "zoning out" and having an explorer version of himself (his ideal self, what he wants to be) enter, he mouths the dialogue of his character. The daydreams are very vivid. He spends his free time daydreaming about traveling the world,…Continue
Added by Machelle Irby on February 20, 2014 at 4:16pm — No Comments
I am on there fairly often. I don't post about MD much, but sometimes I do. If you want to follow me anyway though, it's http://illtakethestairs.tumblr.com Don't feel obligated to follow if you don't like it. Just thought I'd throw it out there, for anyone who gets on Tumblr a lot. :)
i tend to go long periods of time without posting on here, and i apologize for that. i usually only come on here when i have a question, but it's different this time.
if you forgot (and you probably did haha), i'm meghan. i'm currently 16 years old and a junior in high school. i have had MD since i was 9 years old. to sum up my MD: i usually either lie down while daydreaming or pace and listen to music while daydreaming, although i can daydream without doing…Continue
Hello ^_^ This is my first post here , so forgive by now any possible mistakes I may make.
So. . . I dont really know what to say...(This looked better when i daydreamed it ._. )
Currently there are a lot of bad things going on in my life: fights at home , bad grades , heartbroken , losing dear ones , etc.
So because of all of this suffering and pain I think I might have got depression as well. It's been going on for months…Continue
It only has 30 subscribers at this point in time but you have to start somewhere. If you're interested, here's the link: r/MaladaptiveDreaming.
Do u get answers through your day dreams? I had problems with meditating. My meditations have turned into day dreams which have ideas I need in them. They are funny, too. Perhaps that is because I have cried in my life so very much. Anybody gets answers to their problems and perhaps are funny, as well? Thanks guys. I love when you post back to me. I am not so alone in the world now that I have you guys.
I'm slipping. I'm losing touch with reality. And it all started with an innocent video.
I think everyone's daydreams play out like movie scenes. Often times for me, I do something similar with music and create a music video, both in my head and while I'm acting it out. Sometimes, this leads to me making actual videos of me dancing or doing whatever. The most recent urge to do this started on Thursday when I filmed some scenes of me doing my version of a particular song.