Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
The young woman woke up, her eyes opening up to a scenery quite different from the one she was in mere seconds before.
"Are you all right?" asked another female voice. She looked up. The two had never seen each other before, but it was obvious that this one had been there for much longer. "Not a nice trip, was it?"
The newcomer sat down, still trying to understand what was happening. "Who... Who are you? Where are we?"
"My name is Ima. I don't really know what this place is, but…
Added by Camoran on October 29, 2016 at 6:11pm — No Comments
Hello. This is Cordellia, site founder and admin. I spoke to a woman who is a TV producer in NYC, and she's looking to help spread the word about Maladaptive Daydreaming so that the world will know more and be more accepting, which is greatly needed. She is seeking one or two people to be interviewed. They can be anonymous if desired. It will not be live, and she's happy to talk with them in advance if that helps. I've pasted her message with contact info below.
"I am a…Continue
Added by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on October 26, 2016 at 4:58pm — No Comments
Hi. So I'm the ZO part of this account. My buddy NE has already posted her tragic backstory (Kitty, I'm gonna talk to you later 'bout that), so I figured I might give mine. Not that I think anyone will care, but ya never know.
BTW I will probably refer to myself as Pixie instead or ZO, so...
Anyway. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...
Sorry, got side tracked. In about seventh grade, I finally got around to reading Harry Potter. I know, what took me so long? I…Continue
(This is the first in a series of posts attempting to trace my life through my daydreaming. Sadly, the brief bit in the title probably won't stay true as we go on, but I couldn't resist. I use the term dreaming specifically in relation to maladaptive daydreaming--it's just easier for me to type and is how I've always related to my fantasies before I realized there was an actual term for it.)
What can I pinpoint as my earliest…Continue
Added by Morgaine on October 24, 2016 at 1:49pm — No Comments
Am I the youngest on here? I am thirteen years old.
Greeting to all wild Minds:
Are there techniques that you use to successfully keep your daydreaming under control?
Hi my dear friends.
it's been a while since i visited this site.There's a question i'd like to know what your opinion.
How can you determine the difference between a daydream and a goal?i've always daydreamed about becoming an entrepreneur and right now i'm finishing university as a chemical engineering bachelor and i just wonder if i should pursue this? I mean if i'm not the type to become a good entrepreneur(maybe because i'm less social than others) or even not the…Continue
Added by Reza on October 17, 2016 at 11:46am — No Comments
I'm much more social now than I ever have been in my life, but certain things still trigger my need to withdraw into my fantasy world. For the past 9 months, I watched a close friend die of cancer. We had become close over the past four years, but something always held me back from getting more deeply involved with him. As he got closer to death, I found myself going into my fantasy world. He died three weeks ago and right after that is when I discovered this website.
Added by Carolyn on October 17, 2016 at 9:53am — No Comments
My daydream I have built over the last ten years has many characters that I directly base off of people I know. The most important and pivotal character, Queen Victoria Corona is based 100% off of this girl I liked in middle school. In my real life I might have only talked to her once or twice before she…Continue
Maybe someone will sense a bell ringing after reading this, maybe no one will. Doesn't change it much.
I've had my senses shrouded in daydreams since 2009, but I have reason to speculate it began as far back as 2003. That makes it a significant percentage of my existence. During this time, its form, meaning, purpose and functioning have all changed multiple times, sometimes subtly, sometimes drastically, ranging from spaceships to weird striped aliens to battles between demigods, and in…
Yes, it's true. I've been daydreaming since I was a very small child. I grew in a very chaotic and unpredictable household. Daydreaming was the only escape. I continued to do it in school, I think, because it was stressful to be there with all those other kids. There was no end to the stress, so I went even deeper when I got to Junior High. In fact, a teacher actually commented to me that I could leave the room, being physically present but absent otherwise. I had to be there so it was the…Continue
I haven't visited this site for quite a while but recently I've seen a comment from DebbieP (hi,Debbie!) that made me go back to the post 'My life is perpetual moulding and disintegration' to see how much things have changed.
And they changed a lot.
First of all, yes Debbie, I managed to complete my dissertation and it was the best dissertation of the year. What is more, two months ago I completed another successful dissertation that gave me master's degree.
It's been a very long time since I posted on here. Long story short, my life almost ended last year after a couple of medical problems. During the hospital stays and endless "sitting in bed" I used MD to cope.
Now I'm in college. I've been here for about 3 months, and I love it! I was so concerned about my MD problems. Living with a roomate, and being around people constantly, it scared me. I thought that it would control my life and wouldn't be social. Now- I…Continue
Added by Paulina Nowak on October 12, 2016 at 10:48am — No Comments
Today I went shopping for new clothes and found myself buying only things my MD character would wear. I normally wear very casual, comfortable clothes, but today I shopped for items that were more stylish and trendy like those I imagine on my character.
It felt great to try on the clothes and I really felt comfortable in them, a stronger more confident version of myself I guess. I bought them all.
Now I'm at home and wondering, is that a positive move ..like I'm…Continue
I'm starting to wonder if the parts of the brain that are responsible for dreaming at night, during REM sleep are responsible for daydreaming as well. I've noticed recently, that my MD's are more prevalent in the mornings (as I am waking up) and the context of my daydreams are more unrealistic and troubling than they are throughout the rest of the day.
I've also found that the dreams I wake up and remember can trigger hour-long daydreams that follow the same themes while I am…Continue