Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I have looked up this disorder on psychology forums and web pages and most say that the cause of MDD has to do with childhood trauma/conflict. My childhood was very happy and I have never been abused but still excessively daydream. I was just wondering if a lot of people on this site do daydream from really negative experiences as a coping method or is it just random/ just how you are? I am curious because i feel like disorders are ALWAYS said to be caused by past trauma or abuse (but what…Continue
I'm trying to decided what I want to major in for college but my DD has been blocking my train of thought. This is my first year of college and I know a lot of people don't know what they want to do when they first enter college but I'm really scared I'm never going to figure it out. I'm really scared that my DD is going to get in the way of that. I just want to do something that I love and be happy but I'm not sure how to figure that out. I've talked to my friend about this and she says…Continue
Added by Natalie Guest on July 31, 2014 at 9:49am — No Comments
NOTE: This post is long, but if you still want to know what's happening without reading the whole thing, look down until you see a list and you can get a quick, general idea of what is happening.
I'm Rachel, in case you haven't spoken to me yet. I'm fifteen right now and live in the USA, Missouri particularly. A lot of things are going on in my life right now, and this is to tell what's happening, because it's the most life-changing thing I have ever had to experience.
Am I here?
I'm tired of being in vault,
No this isn't societies fault,
Myself is my biggest enemy,
This is just how it is going to be,
There is no other way,
Life is a game; Cards are folded i don't want to play,
Been down in the slums,
My life has no meaning, yah it's dumb,
Is it to much to ask to be loved,
Maybe my imagination is in the air above,
When you look at me what do you see?
Is that a question I…Continue
Added by Serina on July 25, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
Dear Maladoptive Daydreamers, friends, people from all over the world that understand me so well!
I'm really curious why I feel shame when I think about telling My Biggest Secret? It's an important part of my life, I would like to tell it to some closest friends. I don't know why really, I just fell so well with my characters and stories, I'm very happy to have it. I also think about searching for people with MD in my country...
But everytime that I think about it, I…Continue
Guys sign this Petition to Legally recognize Maladaptive Daydreaming as a mental disorder...only 38 more signatures needed.
I feel a little better that I am now not alone with the struggles of having MDD. I used to feel like more of a freak than I already am, but now I know I can listen and share my experiences wth you all who are dealing with this. More than anything I am super interested on the true meaning and reasons behind MDD. If there are any it'd be interesting to know, but if not then it shall be something to not be so feared of or mocked. Us who have this weird special mind that shares MDD should be…Continue
I've always wondered why I daydream so much. I've been daydreaming ever since I was about seven I think. There hasn't been any horrible trauma or any huge event in my life at that time that has caused be to become addicted to daydreaming. I wonder if maybe there is something in my genetics that makes me do this. It isn't a mechanism to deal with boredom or past trauma, my life is busy and I have things to do. I love the way I live except my chronic depression and maladaptive daydreaming are…Continue
I have multiple storylines (I guess you could call them) going on with characters I took from a show I used to watch when I was younger. I don't even watch the show anymore but I got so attached to the characters I created that I couldn't let them go as I got older. It's gotten so bad, I think about the characters as soon as I wake up and then throughout the day at random times and always at night sometimes for hours before going to bed.
I've also started developing a new type of DD…Continue
What is the difference between the brain activity when I'm thinking about the great questions of life, when I'm daydreaming or when I'm trying to figure out the cheapest way to make that pizza?
I don't know, but I doubt there is any. I'm daydreaming since my early childhood, and it became part of my thinking process. It's effective, when I need to imagine future situations because it allows me to find the best route of action. Scenarios, systems became easier to read. My constant…Continue
Hey, Everyone. I just wanted to give you all an update and perhaps some encouragement. When I started this site back in 2009, my daydreaming was way out of control. I was doing it all the time. I would spend hours lying around daydreaming, and it would keep me up all night. It didn't help that I had Insomnia, and it made my Insomnia worse. I would daydream throughout the day, while I was doing everything.
I was so ashamed growing up. For me, it became out of control…Continue
As you all should know by now, using profanity is against the rules on here. I posted the rules clearly on the main page, where everyone can read them. New members who sign up are asked if they agree to follow the rules and not use profanity must type in "yes" before they can sign up. People should really know the rules by now. For the most part, I've been giving people warnings, but I'm really tired of it. It seems that every time I come on the site, I see profanity. This is…Continue
Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on July 8, 2014 at 3:07pm — No Comments
Hey guys, i've been at the anime expo recently which is why I haven't posted anything. But to update you all it hasn't been easy trying to stop. So far I've gone 2 days without daydreaming and today I did it in the morning. I feel terrible about it and I keep telling myself I'm going to stop but I don't know anymore. I really want to stop and I am going to start writing in a journal today to see if that helps. Thanks for all your responses I finally feel like I'm not alone in this situation.…Continue
My name is Katelyn.
I'm 24 years old and currently serving in the military. I can't really remember when i started MD but i know i was extremely young. My life growing up was not something I am proud to speak of even to this day. My home was not truly a home and my parents were not truly parents. It was an abusive household under disgusting conditions and i was too young to know what to do.
I used music as an escape and i would often sit on the floor by my bed and…Continue
Here's wishing you a fabulous day. May all your (day)dreams come true. We are all so grateful to you. You are my hero.