Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I haven't been active on this site since May, and me and my maladaptive daydreaming has changed a lot since then. I hope I can be more active on this site (Hey , new years resolution?) And talk about my expirences from the past few months.
Sorry this was so short and meaningless lol
I was born with a sight impairment as well as having Autism and ADHD. My whole life I've been told what I can and can't do. I've seen badass heroines on television and longed to be like them, but as my mother puts it in reality I 'couldn't fight my way out of a wet paper bag' In my dreams I can be anything I want to be. In my dreams I am a goddess who can fight anyone she wants to and isn't afraid. In my dreams I'm proud to be who I am and I can punch the nose of anyone who tells me I can't…Continue
Hello everyone. I hope everyone is doing well.
I never thought I will get to the point that I am really fed up with holding on to things. I love daydreaming because its comforting but at this point I am sick of it. I have held onto people and things that no longer serve me. I have dwelt so much in the past that I cant focus on my future. I have no idea if the career path I am following is actually the path I want to be in. I have no idea why I have so much hate against people…Continue
First, sorry for all the blog posts. I've been visiting family all this week in a very cold and snowy climate and I've probably had far too much free time on my hands (with no privacy to daydream!) . During this sudden free time, I've been feeling reflective about my dreaming and wanting to document and share my thoughts.
My daydreaming has often involved scenes in which I am…Continue
I was in about fifth grade the first time that I realized that my daydreaming wasn't, "normal." It was the first time that I felt a deep sense of concern about the behavior and the first time that I wondered if there was something wrong with me.Continue
Added by Dreamer on December 26, 2017 at 7:30pm — No Comments
I was really excited as I am actually having a Christmas break this year which is rare working in retail.
I usually find this the most depressing time of the year, I love my family but to be stuck with them for 3 days straight is driving me crazy. I have no time to get inside my head and have felt really lonely and strange being completely present all day. But at night when I've tried to daydream I can't. My current daydream was started this time last year by a show I watched and has…Continue
Merry Christmas, folks. Here's hoping we'll all get something useful out of this whole rugged dream-in dream-out effort, and that the day will come soon.
Added by Camoran on December 25, 2017 at 6:57am — No Comments
On December 21st, 2017, I didn't daydream. I wanted to see how long I could go after around four years of continuous dreaming in the day and night. It's been one day.
And I already feel scared.
I know that my MD is also a coping mechanism, but I think I've almost forgotten because it also felt like a way to express myself and to feel things that I had trouble feeling in the real world (instead of avoidance). Whenever I've tried stopping it before, I…Continue
I have disclosed my MDD to various doctors (GPs here in England) and a couple of clinical psychologists / psychiatrists, the support I've received is minimal. One of them told me to 'go and live a happy life'.... That's helpful. Arsehole. I just wondered what responses others have had when seeking medical support ? To be honest I think the people on here and on the Maladaptive Facebook page have provided clearer support.
Chris, aged 46 and mental... Getting slightly…Continue
What has helped me reduce my daydreaming? I'm not wonderful at any of these things, but I am continuously working towards improvement!
1. Being around…Continue
Added by Dreamer on December 19, 2017 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Added by Caolán on December 18, 2017 at 1:01pm — No Comments
Hello everyone. I am writing to share my experience as it may help some of you that deal with the issue.
I have been dealing with maladaptive daydreaming for quite a few years now even though I came across the term only this year. I am now 25 years old and I no longer want to continue to suffer with this issue.
Problem, social anxiety and misdiagnosis
As a child I used to suffer from social anxiety in which I was very shy and would often keep to myself. Though I would…Continue
(I deleted the first half of this blog entry as the writing seemed confusing.) The first half of the post discussed feeling trapped in an anxiety/shame cycle and how I may have used dreaming to cope with shame.
My Therapist asked me what I think that I get from my daydreaming. What purpose does it serve? She said that she thinks that the daydreaming isn't necessarily a, "bad." It has served a purpose for me. It has helped me to get through very difficult…Continue
So, I have spent my entire life thinking that I was the only person that showed these signs, finding out it has a name is both exciting and a little disheartening. The excitement comes from the fact that there are others like me out there. The disheartenment comes from the fact that we should be treating this like a compulsion or an addiction. For me, it is as much of a compulsion and addiction as breathing air. Yes, it has affected my life in ways that could…Continue
Added by A. Fisher on December 14, 2017 at 3:04pm — No Comments
I'm new to Wild Minds so I am so overwhelmed by how many other people deal with this!
Anyway, I am a senior in high school so I am going to be in college soon. I am nervous about my MD showing around new people. I would be so embarrassed if my roommate caught me pacing one day. I'm also concerned about making friends if most of my time is spent daydreaming.
Any college students have any tips???
Feel so good to be a part of Wild minds.Took long to approve membership.Finally i got a place where i can share all my feelings of md.
It has seriously affected my life i can't focus on daily things. But the worst case is that i can't share my feelings to anyone.My parents would not understand what i am going through and i am even not planning to tell them. My real life feel so bad and md helps me to cope up with the daily life stress. But it has starting affecting my life and do not…
Hi everyone. I'm a new member who wanted to give input into something I think can benefit you. I read somewhere that fluvocamine (used to treat OCD) helped them stop day dreaming. So I went to my doctor and had him prescribe it to me and literally the next day I STOPPED DAYDREAMING . 10 years of make believe fantasies stopped. However, the day dreams were replaced with constant rehearsing of conversations...so my therapist recommended I up my dose and so I did, and it stopped the…Continue
Added by Caolán on December 12, 2017 at 7:07pm — No Comments