Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
When I was 6, my parents were talking about a person, who won a lottery. This person could buy probably everything she wanted. And I had a dream: to win a lottery and rent a spaceship. My mom was laughing, saying that no matter, how much money you had, you would never be in space. Ironically, today we have space tourists.
Now, I have established 3 layers of dreams, all making me sad.
First layer dreams: realistic but hard to…Continue
... Or how Angel just can't blog one topic at a time.
So here it is Friday, and the residual pain from last weekend's migraine is still here. Like a spike stuck in the front of the right lobe of my brain, not painful enough for painkillers just enough to be a bother. Its alright I have an appointment on 5/11 with Dr. C, he will likely adjust my preventative medications again. That is typical for migraine patients to have to…Continue
Added by Angel on April 29, 2011 at 3:39pm — No Comments
I would never consider my daydreaming as some kind of issue. It's just my way to live. I've been daydreaming since I can only remember. As a child, in primary school I had imaginary friend. When I was going on a walk, there was always imaginary dog, cat, tiger, lion or bird walking with me. And I've been always "colorising" world around me.
And now? Now, I think, it got worse. Not only I'm daydreaming, which stopes me from finishing anything I'm doing at the time. One day I…Continue
that seemed so happy and perfect and true
were less real than my wildest daydreams
for some reason i think this should be comforting in light of what happened. but it's just making me more sad. maybe in time. is it worse if it was always fake or…Continue
Added by Sparrow on April 29, 2011 at 2:26am — No Comments
Ever since I started daydreaming when I was five years old, I have based most of my daydreams on books, movies, and tv shows. I never daydreamed about real people. I did, however, struggle with feelings that my daydreams made me a freak or that I was irresponsible for allowing myself to indulge in this fantasy. Over the years, I tried to stop on several occasions, but it never lasted for long.
About a year ago, my sophomore year of college, I learned about MD and discovered this…Continue
Migraine is mostly gone, only a little residual pain. I'm really tired though.
Noise is really bothering me today. People in the hallway shouting or talking too loud, echoing, echoing... to each other and on their phones too! Its the courthouse and my office is in the main hallway so we get to hear it all. Today I can't tolerate the idiocy out there. That's the way I feel, I'm sorry. This place was built poorly every sound echoes, so even if they aren't trying to be…Continue
so i have done this daydreaming thing, as i thought of it since i was a little kid. I can remember how awesome my imagination was back then, playing with legos and building forts and jet cockpits in my room and imagining i was whatever the situation was. now as i grew up, i noticed first in high school that i would do this, not thinking much of it. i was sort of a social nerd and i was picked on from time to time. i remember id play this hockey game on playstation and id pretend while…Continue
The migraine came on anyway, last night. Thursday and Friday I took my abortive medication which only helped delay it happening. I felt funny the whole time. Now that I have the headache, most of the other funny symptoms are gone. Thank you! Pain I can deal with. Pain meds and a little coffee today, by tomorrow I should be all better. Since I'm no longer feeling strange my brain is mostly back to normal. I can daydream freely, think freely, and function. Its pretty good,…Continue
I'm very new to this and I just discovered this website today. I love it because I've had it all my life and now I have people to talk to about it!
The main daydream I often have is romantic ones. Usually, I see one celebrity I like and have my dreams around that. I will think of different ways we might meet and fall in love one day. I've always been a fan of the beginings of relationships when everything is new and fun. However, I have never acted out…Continue
Ok, so for my next story for class, I thought I'd try and write the blog of the person in my first story, Miles. It's basically her chronicling her descent into madness as her sensitivities take over. I have NO idea if it's good or completely boring. Does anyone actually want to read this? It's largely biographical, so I'm even more connected to it and even less aware of whether people want to read my boring issues. It's not nearly done. I just thought I'd post what I have so far in…Continue
Here's the book: "overheard in a dream" by Torey Hayden.
Torey Hayden writes a lot of non-fiction. SHe's a child psychologist who has written books about all the messed up kiddies she worked with, and she's one of my faviourite authors.
But a couple of months ago i stumbled across a NOVEL that she wrote. It's about a psychiatrist trying to 'unlock' a supposedly autistic boy, and he works a lot with the little boy's mother.
What's interesting here…Continue
I've been mostly on the outside of my own mind these last couple days. It feels strange, almost alien to be immersed in the real world as much as I am right now. It isn't the productive, positive, happy feeling from a few weekends ago either. Its hazy and dreamlike. I went to bed last night feeling sick and today a migraine is trying to come. Maybe its the migraine? Migraines always do funny things to my brain. I get words mixed up, forget names/words, get dizzy, nauseous, and…Continue
Added by stormy on April 19, 2011 at 12:15pm — No Comments
Last week I made an appointment with my fam doc for depression pills..I told him a lil stuff about my past and of course me being sensitive I broke down crying, well some tears came out and I held some in. I have to find a psychologist or a counselor to talk to..he thinks its what i really need is to talk to someone about whats bothering me. I don't blame him and I think 29 years is the…Continue
Added by Days go by as I wonder on April 19, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments
Sorry it took me so long!! I've been extremely busy, we just found out that we have to move out, so we've been moving all of our stuff out of our house. It's not a bad thing though, I've never liked this house anyway! So, finally, 7 days late, here it is, enjoy!:
What is Maladaptive Daydreaming? A known 4% of the world has it.(10) Most people have never heard of it before, due to the fact…Continue
Added by stormy on April 17, 2011 at 2:49pm — No Comments
I found out about this sight in the magazine 'Scientific American Mind'. I was kind of surprised that I am not alone. I mean, I never thought I was the only one on the planet who daydreamed and fantasized so much but it never occurred to me that psychologists (and others) would studying it on a formal basis. The article in the magazine put a new twist on my condition (or mental illness). I just figured it was part of the psychosis or something and it may be, but thinking about MD as…Continue