Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Hmm. I've been managing my MDD pretty well (although not perfectly) this week. I've started learning a new language, I've come out as an MDDer to my husband, and I'm trying to withdraw from my iPod (probably harder than admitting the MDD to my husband). BUT.....I'm anxious as hell.
I'm really tired, I'm irritated, I can't sleep properly, I'm comfort eating, I haven't worked out. I always assumed the MDD served as something I did to protect and isolate myself when I felt…Continue
This week I am trying to stay away from my iPod as this is the main trigger for my MDD. So far, it's been difficult. I have used it for around an hour each evening but have really reduced my MDD time.
I feel sick when I don't MDD and I feel a little lost, and flat. Thinking about my own life compared to the world I rule in MDD land is shocking because it is so dull. When I look at myself and my life, I feel angry that I don't live up to some of my own expectations, and…Continue
Hi, I am a 16 year old girl and I have been daydreaming since I was 7. My MD doesen't negativley effect my life, but I do spend a long time doing it. The only thing is that it makes me tired in the day because I stay up so late dreaming in my fantasy world.
All these years I have kept my MD totally secret, no one knows. In a way I really want to tell my Mum (Dad might be a bit to far). I don't know how to approach the matter. I know it would be really hard because it is the biggest…Continue
Melodic, peaceful, airy, uplifting, ambient, and slow... The perfect music to relax and daydream to. What are some of your favorites? I listed a bunch of mine here. Might take a moment to load. xD
Well, it's happened AGAIN. I've got a mad crush on one of my DD characters. I've become accustomed to the embarrassment that always accompanies these crushes, since I've been having them since I was a little girl. Eventually I shake off the shame and tell myself that it's perfectly normal to explore the concept of love in your mind, especially if you crave it or have never had it. Everybody needs a little love now and then, you know?
My iPod is the handiest tool for my MDD. I use it for various things including:
Perhaps it's time to lend it to someone or lock it in my drawer at…Continue
Like most people on the forum, I've only realised there was a name for what I did whilst researching the subject online. I've had MDD since I was a tiny child, in fact I can't remember ever not doing this. I also have Social Anxiety and Avoidant Personality Disorder. I've had the last two disorders confirmed by mental health professionals, but I've never mentioned the DD to anyone, even my psychologist - I honestly just felt it was too embarrassing and 'crazy'.
Added by roxanne on August 28, 2011 at 6:51am — No Comments
Hello, my name is Cheryl. I came upon this website while researching Maladaptive Daydreaming and felt that I had to become a member and interact with this community.
I only recently discovered that Maladaptive Daydreaming was the term for what I have been experiencing from a very young age. If someone had introduced me to the concept much earlier, my teenage years might have gone much, much better. Alas, it's no use crying over spilt milk, and I'd rather have resources now…Continue
I was just curious if there was anyone else out there. Ugh, I feel like the biggest freak on the face of the planet writing this right now. I know I should have been more careful or something. Too late now.
Anyways, has this ever happened to anyone else or am I the only one?
well she is certainly me since I created her.
and we are the same, she is just MORE of me, letting herself actualize the things I dream about (both as me-real-life-me and her-character)
what if I would actually behave more like her? Since I already spend most of my waking hours (and sleeping hours as far as I remember) DD'ing about being her...
would I loose myself? or would I eventually be able to be myself? could I merge these two worlds of…Continue
Today, I had to go to the hospital. A doctor needed to ask me more questions, because I'd already had a blood test and been asked questions, but I had to be asked more.
All of this was because I've been REALLY tired for ages and ages, so I had a blood test done to see why. All of it was fine.
Anyway, the doctor asked me "When do you get to sleep at night?"
I said "Midnight."
He asked me why. My Mum said it's because of me reading (actually my DDing, but I'm not…Continue
I am new to all this so please be gentle ! I am a 17 year old girl who has formed in depth fantasy worlds since around the age of 15.After some research I believe I may have a mild form of ‘maladaptive daydreaming’ disorder.Symptoms that I posses that have led to this self diagnosis include ;
I have tried to deal with my daydreams for years. And it really helps to come to this site. And it helps speaking with a good therapist. In fact I began to google "daydreaming" because she was on vacation an I feel so lonely whith those issues.
However I believe we cannot come out of this problem unless we recognize we have a addiction. And we are desperate to do something with it. If drug addicts can deal with their problem why can't we? But we can't unless we really want it. The…Continue
Added by Stefanie (Stoof) on August 19, 2011 at 7:13pm — No Comments
When I discovered that what I was going through was this condition called Maladaptive Daydreaming, a new chapter of my life had begun ...
I've set all of my previous writing efforts aside and I'm embarking on a completely new endeavor and YOU are some of the first to hear about it!
I have been screenwriting since I was 16 years old and I have to say that MD has changed my life in more ways then I could have ever imagined. It's been helpful, yet destructive. Comforting, yet…Continue
I had md from my 9th class days and I was unaware of it.I used to think about fantasies for hours.with a special study room for me daydreaming was much easier. I remember those primitive days in which i used to daydream as well as study and score good marks.slowly the problem grew stronger and i had difficulty in concentrating in slightest of things. i made serious efforts to remove the problem only after my three consecutive failures in medical entrance exams. earlier i made some rules…Continue
Added by sanat kumar sahu on August 17, 2011 at 1:58pm — No Comments