Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
So yea, I think the last time I was here blogging was about 8 months ago.... It sounds like a long time but really it hasn't felt very long. Recently my days have felt like seconds and my weeks like minutes. Months have passed by and I feel like it was only just yesterday that I was here, pouring my mind out on the internet for other people to read..... So for all of those who still remember me, HI! It's been a…Continue
I'm not sure what the generational breakdown of the members on this site are. But I'm sure that many of you share experiences of vivid fantasy role play as a child. I remember distinctly that when I was little I used to wonder if playing pretend with invisible things was a strange and abnormal thing, I also recall watching episode upon episode of Barney the purple dinosaur...remember how he encouraged kids (almost compulsively and subliminally) to use their imagination? "Barney is a purple…Continue
1.What are some of your triggers?
2.What has made you daydream for so many years? What has motivated you to keep daydreaming
and not want to stop?
3.Has daydreaming slowly become boring to you or is it now just a addiction that cant be stopped?
4.What are some methods you have tried to stop MDD and have any helped?
5. How has it interfere with your daily life?
6.How many hours a day do you day dream?
7. Are you attached to…Continue
okay, so I don't know how much you guys know about fandom/fanfiction terms, but I'll stick definitions in at the end. And I'll also be using them a lot, sorry.
Anyway, I realised something- My story in my head is like a book series or whatever, but most people have said that. But sometimes I have a thing where, usually when I'm reading/very recently read a book, I'll sort of integrate myself into that book in my DD, not permanently, but just do some scenes for a while and that's…Continue
I don't know if this is the best place to ask this, since most people here have MD, but I was just wondering, what do people without MD think about when they are alone, like when they are walking by themselves or driving? I have been trying to stop daydreaming in those situations but I just don't understand what else to think about. I guess in those situations it is normal to daydream?
I read something on another site where someone said they don't know how to watch…Continue
I got a very disturbing report that some men are propositioning women for sex on here. This is completely inappropriate and will not be tolerated. This is not a porn site, and I don't want anyone (male or female) to feel sexually harassed on here. If this has happened to you, please message me immediately, and tell me who it was and what they said. You can remain anonymous. If you have done this, please stop IMMEDIATELY. Anyone sexually propositioning another member risks suspension.…Continue
Both were written around Christmas. I really should get down to writing moar.
"Night Air"--December 24th, 2012
Night swirling colours in the fireplace,
violet, navy, warm ember bright
the bustle, the warmth of the flames
an owl outside, the stars above he sees
in the silver light, beyond the trees
beyond the cliff, below the sparkling valley
streetlights dash on for ages
I am mundane.
Added by Dusty on May 25, 2013 at 7:56pm — No Comments
well i think my whole family knows i daydream bcoz they have caught me talking to my self,,,it is so embarrassing, i remember once one of my friend told me that her neighbour hood lady talk to her self ,,she said""i have seen her do this number of times ,, i think she is mad ""and then she started laughing In order to make her believe that yes i also think doing lik this is so weird i also joined her and laughed on her neighbour hood lady....................That was the time that i…Continue
Till Yesterday,I didn't think what I'm passing through is a disorder,I though it was just boredom and sometimes mild depression,so I surfed the web for solutions for this issues.I couldn't find anything that's compatible with problem.
My daydreams became annoying and destructive for the past two years,I couldn't focus in school though I don't daydream during lectures,I get acceptable grades but not the grades that I used to get.It gets worse every time I fail in something or feel…Continue
I'm being treated for psychotic symptoms and it's making it so hard to daydream.
I feel like I'm at a fork in the road and I have to decide whether I want to get better or live depressed, but with my daydreams.
It's hard. On one hand, I want to get better. I want to be a musician and have friends and do all sorts of normal things. I don't want to be miserable anymore. I want to be a happy, functioning person.
On the other hand, I can't let go of this. I've built up this…Continue
Hi im Molly and i've been maladaptive daydreaming ever since i can remember. All through my elementary school years i got bullied because people would catch me daydreaming and thought i was weird. Im in my last year of middle school now, and ive learned to hide it. Im kind of happy i have this due to the amazing pros that come from it, those the cons tend to get in the way of my school work a lot. Im really happy im not crazy and other people have MD. Im also ecstatic that there is such an…Continue
I've been daydreaming excessively and I began to worry about it so I looked it up and came across MD (Maladaptive daydreaming). I started out just imagining me talking to someone a friend from school, neighbor, family member usually a person I would see the next day. I imagined what our conversation would be like. This wasn't bad, BUT THEN it got so bad that they were no longer conversations, but a whole other world! With many characters and different events. I would laugh, cry, argue and…Continue
I was wondering, how many of you look at pictures while daydreaming? I read some discussions just now and people said that they cover up pictures while daydreaming because they feel like someone is watching them. Well for me it's the opposite, I look at pictures of the people in my daydreams (obviously you can only do this if your characters are real people, which most of mine are, but I suppose you could look at pictures of other things if they are not real people). So does anyone else do…Continue
Well I haven't posted a poem here in a long time and it does not have anything to do with MD at all. Yet, I feel I should post this for those who may be able to relate with this poem. It's hard to explain, being in my best friend's position and have had to dealt with suicidal friends before. Though one did it for attention and one is alive, but I'm afraid we barely talk now. Lately my best friend is really down, and I'm terrified she's becoming suicidal. I so desperately try to make her…Continue
Added by Jenna on May 23, 2013 at 9:32am — No Comments
I'm really frustrated right now, and I don't know what to do about it. After years of drinking way too much, I managed to quit on my own (after numerous attempts) back in 2006. It was really hard, but I did it, and I've been really good about staying sober. The problem is I keep dreaming about drinking. I'm usually not drinking in excess in my dreams, but the fact that I'm drinking at all is really disturbing to me. The other night I didn't dream that I was drinking per se, but I…Continue
I read some of this article and it seems to me MD has to be some kind of variation under OCD. I thought it was interesting. Especially the part about having face your fears.
Throughout my 34 years of life, I always knew I was different. This wasn't just because I'm gay, and not just because I've suffered from major bouts of depression and anxiety. No, it is because of something else. Something that I finally have a name for: Maladaptive Daydreaming Disorder. Until late last week, I thought I was alone, or that I was just a freak. I had no idea that many other people suffer from the same thing I do. It was almost like a weight was lifted off me.…Continue
I am not sure I am liking realizing I may have this MD but know I need to do something about it, I don't dream about other things movie, characters etc.. Just myself and life situations playing out over and over in different ways and I can't seem to function outside of my head, things are piling up work, I can't seem to find interest in friends or being social I have been like since childhood. its lonely and impossible to form a relationship/friendship when I am constantly in my mind. I have…Continue