Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I've seen interesting reactions to the self-diagnosis of Maladaptive Daydreaming.
Not that you need to be a doctor to figure it out, more or less our lives are usually not THAT crappy
and we turn to an inner world because it's at the very least, slightly better. Why wouldn't it be?
"Imagination rules the world."
Mr. Lyda mentioned it being like a constantly widening river of information, but the river is completely imaginary. Real to us, because it's part of…Continue
Added by Delorean Jones on November 30, 2011 at 12:20am — No Comments
Things are getting stressful at work, so I've been indulging in various ongoing fantasies lately, which isn't really helping me get things at work done any faster.
And of course, some of them have revolved around him, too. (Though not exclusively)
Though my brain my must have taken a strange left turn somewhere, because he's suddenly figuring quite prominently in my regular, nighttime dreams. Up until recently, I had maybe...three dreams about him, total, over a three…Continue
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i feel like i mention this in all of my blog posts, but when i first started daydreaming, i had a different "daydream story" that i do now. it had different characters, a different plot... you know. but then, i grew out of that and stopped daydreaming for a few months. then, it started all over again with new characters and a new plot, and this time, it came with pacing. but that's not the point of this blog post.
i've had my current characters since i was 12. now i'm 14, which means…Continue
So I was just wondering what everyone's profession is here. For the most part it seems that many of us shy away from social situations, yet an unfortunate number of jobs require human-human interaction. So have you found a job that allows for solitude, or managed to push through the anxiety while in the workplace?
For me I currently work in a coffeeshop. Considering that even answering a question in the classroom makes me shake worse than an earthquake, I'm not really sure…Continue
Hey Wild Minds,
I want to tell you that,
My Daydreams are destroying every area of my life. Slowly, but it's happening.
Trying to refrain from daydreaming completely, as I have been trying religiously to do for the past 4 days, is like trying to win a boxing match with a chloroform soaked rag tied around your face. Constantly struggling to rub your eyes…Continue
Sorry for the randomness of this post. So as we know, many disorders can overlap. Someone mentioned on here (i don't remember whom) that they were disagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. It peeked my interest and I started looking it up. I know that self-diagnosis is never a good idea, but many of the things described really hit eerily home for me, and I've noticed a lot of the negative type symptoms have been progressively getting worse. So, I'm…Continue
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I was with my therapist today. I tell her about something that happened to me on Monday. The situation could have become dangerous and I was not afraid, not even concerned. I just thought if was funny until I saw her reaction. Then I keep thinking about it. Not what happened on Monday but the fact I have no feeling for what happen in the real word. It is almost like if somebody tells me “you have cancer you are going to dye” or “you just win one million” I could just answer “ho, it sounds…Continue
I heard a dicussion on the radio about how memory is subjective and not set in stone. Memories can change over time. I was wondering if those of us with MD could possibliy repeat the same DD enough that our minds may see it as a memory some where in the future. I know I feel I "remember" my characters from some where but am sure they are just completely made up in my head. Maybe it also ties in with deja vu.
I have to write a short, one=page essay on obsessions.
I have one idea, but am having trouble fleshing it out. I am obsessed with being indefinable in my image, as in, I alter my style and appearance drastically every other day.
I'm not sure why. I like to have many different images, and it makes me angry when people try to define me directly, even with unavoidable things.
What are your obsessions, day dreamers? Except daydreaming of course, I didn't think I could fit…Continue
I stopped my medication for a while because it makes me drousy and I needed to be alert at work, boss in from out of state. But the DDs came back so strong I couldn't stop long enought to fall alseep. So back on the med, only woke up 3 times last night but so sleepy this morning. So I take a Xanax to calm the restlessness/anxiety side effect of the Abilify then take a caffine pill to be able to function enough to get to work. God I just want to feel normal again!
I am blown away to find this community and other sites on MD. I never thought that anyone else would share this most secret of things.
A little about me. I am in my early 40's. I first started daydreaming as a small child - I remember being at nursery and being as happy to play by myself in my own little world as I was to play with other children in shared imaginative worlds. I don't think that was particularly maladaptive - I am an introvert so it was probably normal and…Continue
Spammers have been a problem on a lot of ning networks for a long time, and unfortunately this one is no exception. Often they will come on and then mass message people saying something to the effect of "Hi, My name is ______, and I would like to become friends with you. Please email me right away at ___________." They used to post those messages in comments, so I would see them and suspend them quickly. Now, however, they've become more stealth. A member…Continue
[This is really nothing about MD. Just me being me.] For about a month now, I've been doing Bible study with some people I met on campus. They invited me to their church, and I really liked it, so I started going there, too. At first it was wonderful; everyone has been really nice and welcoming. Now I've really come to resent the whole thing, though. It's not because of anything anyone did or said. But I can't stand small-group activities where everyone will notice whether I show up…Continue
He started talking about his zodiac sign and how the MSN site had a discription of sagitarius and it fit him so well. Then he says it has the worse possible mate for him was a scorpio, which I am. What a thing to say. Is he trying to tell me something?
i am 16 years old and i think i have been DDing since i was 12, when i was 12 i got bullied at school and i never really fitted in at school,and DDing made me feel safe and like i belonged. my DDing got really bad 2 years ago and my grades started dropping, my parents just think its because im just lazy. DDing feels like an adiction, i can never wait to listen to my music or to get in bed and just lie there for ages DDing, this does cause me lack of sleep i usealy have to snap myself out of…Continue
Not sure if this actually intertwines with MD or not, but would like some opinions/thoughts on it.
I have little to no desire to actually be around real people. To go out, socialize, impress, nothing. I also have no desire for any kind of emotional or physical companionship.
I have to remind myself constantly, to the point of writing it down sometimes, that I have to keep people in mind for certain things, else I will forget about them. People are like an obligation to me.…Continue
So we had the first major snowfall in my city today! It was a record for the longest gone without snow and true to form, people have managed to forget how to drive in winter conditions. This always surprises me. We are definitely a winter city and yet snow and ice always manage to baffle drivers. I understand that in some cases, you just lose control, but when people are still pushing the speed limit and making idiot moves on black ice, com'n.. that's just dumb.
I had to take my…Continue
I'm wondering if anyone else has anything similar. I've realized that there's a peculiar tendency when I DD for me to take some trait that I would consider unfavorable in real life and give it to a character I like. It's almost like I'm trying to force myself to like that trait? Or else I just find flaws really attractive.
For instance, education and being educated is something that is very important to me. And yet I tend to make up characters who are semi-illiterate…Continue
It seems i have been searching for the name of this disorder for years. Since i was 6 i have had trouble letting go of daydreams and whatnot. Now, as a teenager, i find myself spending more than half my day doing it. I hate it and i need to stop because its getting in my way of normal things, like doing the dishes and homework. I need some kind of teqnique to help me, any ideas? i am super new to all of this so any and all advice is welcome