Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Hi there MDDers! I'm currently working on a short presentation about MDD and I've came to the point where I have to describe what are the usual interests of MDDers? if there are any. What are your interests and hobbies? I've notices with myself that I have some sort of cycle of Interest. For a couple of week I will focus on a certain interest (we'll call it I1), then I will gradually get bored of I1, I will have a period of a couple neutral days, then I will start growing interest for…Continue
This is an outline of one of my cities in my daydream, Asteriskia. During the great Plague, a 14 year old boy started seeing vivid hallucinations. He would mumble nonsensical words in a stupor. This could happen at any time in the day: while he was in the bathroom, during a walk outside, etc. He kept saying the…Continue
As promised, I went through all of my old drawings when I cleaned my room and definitely found sound old stories I left out when first posting on here. This…Continue
So where do I begin...
When I was a kid around 4-5 years old, I loved watching animated movies with my Grandmother at her place whenever my family visited. My Grandmother and I would always sit down and watch 101 Dalmatians together because it was my all time favorite Disney animated classic (it still is even today). And I think thats when my MD (Maladaptive Daydreaming) first started to develop. I remember trying to go to sleep one night and closing my eyes and then "poof" I was…Continue
I am 19. In my dreams, I have whatever I don't possess in this world. In reality I am the only child to my parents. So, my parents are very caring, affectionate and supportive. I haven't experience any difficulties in my life. As a student (hosteler) , I possess all the materialistic requirements in life . But I am lonely. In my dreams, I have two brothers but parents have no role. In real life I am a very bad singer and a bad dancer but in my dreams I am a singer cum dancer who has a…Continue
It's spring cleaning time and I'm going through everything in my room one last time before I leave for college. Sifting through the huge piles of papers and stacks of sketch books is going to be fun; I always find gems from my DD that I have forgotten about. So I think all next week I'll be posting old pictures and stories all the way back from when I first started to day dream (around first grade). I might even super compile everything and log them into one continuous…Continue
Hello fellow MDers,
I know I have been very quiet on here because I'm so busy, but I'm back with a new story to share with you all.…
Where to start?
With the closure of some very big thing at my job, last week was insanely hectic. I hardly daydreamt at all just because it was all hands on deck all the time. I was working until midnight or 1 am for a few days and finally managed the bloody thing. With that much stres, I didn't daydream. I tried, like when I was bored on the bus, but it didn't work. Instead, I actually really listened to the music. So I thought I had this shit down and I was doing great.…Continue
I have not posted in a while.
I have been trying to stop DD for a while now but the more I try the more i go deeper into it. I have been single for 2 years now. My problem recently is that i can not differentiate between my day dreams and reality.
I think i am in love with a co worker but i am not sure if my feelings are real or I am just imagining things as usually. I am more confused than ever. I live more in my day dreams than reality because of…Continue
When I started daydreaming over ten years ago, many of my current characters were in their creative infancy. The idea of an American royal family came to me back in the 6th grade, when I did fall completely in love with this girl; who turned into the good Queen that my entire daydream is built…Continue
Added by Richard Quest on March 20, 2015 at 9:08pm — No Comments
This is a facebook page i made today. I'd like to add that dreaming is a way i make my life interesting.
I am afraid of death, but i do not think this is bad. I am afraid of more than nothingness.
Every day, i realized it was a day wasted. Like on the weekends, i don't like to sleep much so i can enjoy my time, and dread sunday night. In life, i feel the same. I dread death the same as i dread sunday. My fear of death is more of a fear of not…
Oh dear lord the stress at work is getting higher and higher. BUT BUT BUT... the MD is lessening, and I'm back to being a chronic procrastinator -_- not very useful either, but I can stop that more easily.
At least I have been able to identify that the root causes are similar. Basically, my trigger to get into daydreaming or procrastinating is when
(1) I have stress "jolts" , remembering something I have to do, a stressful phonecall, some stupid task, my heart rate and anxiety…Continue
This may have been covered in another blog post, apologies if so, but you know when you daydream about a person from real life when you like them/find them interesting, and create conversations with them in your head and pretend you're talking to them etc, do any of you ever switch it so that you actually pretend to BE them? i have a long running fictional universe with characters that i have kept for years (whom i pretend to be too), but during certain periods of time, if i happen to meet…Continue
Added by havoc on March 11, 2015 at 7:17pm — No Comments
Recently, I completed a survey about my MDD behaviour. It asked how long I spend daydreaming each day. As I considered the answer I realised it was more of a question of how long I don't spend daydreaming. The truth is that my whole day seems just one long fantasy interrupted briefly when my attention is required elsewhere to perform basic survival duties.…Continue
So I haven't posted in such a long time, mostly because of school demands etc. But I thought I'd share that I've been seeing a psychologist for a while about my daydreaming. At first it was really scary opening up to someone about it, but now it actually feels really good to have someone to share it with. It certainly hasn't stopped or reduced the daydreaming, but it's helped me understand a little better why I do it and how I can manage it :)Continue
I apologize in advance for my poor spelling and grammar - I wrote this pretty hurriedly.
My last post was about how I wanted to get help, well I did. My mom took me to my GP, and apparently just from looking at me she could tell how despondent I was - so she referred me to a psychologist and I've had two sessions so far - one last monday and one this monday.
As some of you may know, I originally wanted to get either some sort of general neuro evaluation or…Continue