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I'm thinking about ending things

Has anyone read or watched this movie: Im thinking about ending things?

Ive watched the movie and I was wondering if the movie was talking about MDD so Ive read the book and YES it was!

So, if you havent watched, watch it or read it now! And then come back so we discuss it!

Added by Rosa Fox on December 8, 2020 at 2:15pm — 3 Comments

Hi, I'm new here

Hi, since as young as I can remember I've always been able to fully immerse myself in different worlds of my own with little to no effort at all.

Within the blink of an eye I can make up whole stories from the top of my head with plots and characters and places, the whole nine yards. I've always been able to do that, I don't remember ever having to struggle to imagine anything.

I'm Autistic and as a kid growing up in a world I didn't understand I enjoyed creating worlds in… Continue

Added by ImpishMisconception on December 7, 2020 at 5:57pm — 1 Comment

Compulsive DAYMARES anybody?

Hi all, 

I want to tell you about my experience with MD, because I don't recognize myself in most accounts of it, and I want to see if someone else can relate with my own account.

First difference between my experience and the descriptions I find online: the content of my daydreams is NOT positive. It's always negative. I call them "daymares": plots usually involve a loved person dying, or me or someone else being sick, and other catastrophes of some type. It's…


Added by Mara on December 7, 2020 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Cant stop daydreaming and im hurting myself from it

I daydream since i was 7, i really dont know why i started doing since i dont remember any traumatic event happening in my childhood, the real problem is that when i daydream i usally walk or run violently in circles non stop while listening to music loudly on my head phones, now im 21 and my legs and knees are really damaged from it, i can tell how i had hearing loss yet my family does not think i need to go to theraphy, im a student so i dont have any income to go by myself. i need help and… Continue

Added by Sophy on December 2, 2020 at 9:39pm — 2 Comments

Interview to Dr. Somer and Dr. Soffer-Dudek

If you could speak with Dr. Somer and his research partner Dr. Soffer-Dudek, what would you ask?

Professor Eli Somer is the first who has studied maladaptive daydreaming. He had created the name "maladaptive daydreaming" itself.

I'm organizing a video interview with both of them, and they are available to answer your questions. Dr. Soffer-Dudek is an expert on MD related to and OCD, ADHD, dissociation, sleep, and night dreaming. 

Please feel free to write your…


Added by Valeria Franco on November 30, 2020 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

How I get my head out of the clouds

I ask my mind a question. I have discovered that simple questions help me greatly with controlling my focus and attention. 

When daydreaming, my brain is full of questions and subsequently, my brain is busy searching other parts of my mind for the answer. This activity can be immersive and renders me unavailable to people near me. This drives my wife crazy.

So when I…


Added by David Joesph on November 25, 2020 at 1:03pm — 2 Comments

I'm making myself laugh thinking about it


I'm a new member. I have always been a daydreamer. Now I think about it it has most definitely had a negative impact on my education, career and relationships in so MANY ways.

I'm 29, live in Essex, England. 

Its 11am on a Tuesday morning and I have already envisaged myself as UK prime minister (I reopened some coal mines, opened a government-owned elite energy windmill manufacturing service and introduced a new way of taxation where an…


Added by Oliver B on November 17, 2020 at 3:15am — 2 Comments

Telling Your Family about MD

I am one of those people who has been [enjoying] my maladaptive daydreams since I was old enough to have conscious thought. This means since I was maybe as young as three years old. At that young age, having “thoughts” was not so scary. In fact, not much is when you’re a toddler. Soiling diapers, crying in your mother’s arms – these are all things that a little child doesn’t self-criticize.

However, as I got older, I started to feel a bit of shame for my daydreams. Even as a child, I…


Added by Theaxe on November 16, 2020 at 2:12pm — 2 Comments

Should I go for therapy?

I'm a 17 year old and MD has been severely affecting my studies for the past two years. I need bring down my daydreaming time to just a few hours per day so that I can give that time to studies.

I have tried searching for possible remedies but couldn't find any. Regarding therapists or psychologists most people wrote that their therapist didn't knew about MD and wasn't able to help much. So what should I do? Should I try meditation and other things to improve my condition. (If yes then… Continue

Added by Harshit on November 16, 2020 at 8:32am — 4 Comments

Site and groups

Hello everyone!

A few technical things. What do you think the tagline should be? I was considering putting the old one (Where wild minds come to rest) in the homepage and to use that subtitle to write something more specific about what this place is. 

Groups: many of them are abandoned, or maybe they are alive but the administrator is not active any more.

Let me know if one of your groups has this problem and you want to take over, I can put someone else as…


Added by Valeria Franco on November 11, 2020 at 1:48pm — 2 Comments

Wild Minds is back, so am I

Hello everyone! This account is still barren, as it's brand new, but I myself am not new to Wild Minds. Some time ago back when this site was active in the past I had an account here, but abandoned it after the site became overran by spam bots and activity died. A lot has changed since I made that account, there were many things about it I don't align with anymore, so I deleted it and made a new one to help facilitate a fresh start.

I've had MD for as long as I can remember, and…


Added by NuVonde on November 8, 2020 at 4:05pm — 1 Comment

When did you found out?

I didn’t knew about md. I always thought I m alone with this. Feels really good to know that I’m not the only one with a endless fantasy world. When did you guys found out that you are not alone?

Added by Bella on November 8, 2020 at 7:41am — 1 Comment

New to this

hey! my name is alex and i just found out about md. i always thought i was crazy or stupid for having such vivid daydreams about things that were never gonna happen and it makes me feel a lot better to know i’m not alone. i hope i can get to know some of you and maybe be someone you guys can talk to.

Added by Alex on November 4, 2020 at 8:11am — 3 Comments


Hi. My screen name is Helix.

I don't know how to feel about this, sadly. I recently found out about MalDreaming, and I didn't know of anywhere to go.

I'm just glad to see I'm here. Hello!

Added by Helix on November 3, 2020 at 5:15pm — 1 Comment

Instagram Trigger

Hello, I'm Prue and I'm new to this forum :).

My daydreams have been centered on 1 crush since last year even though I only know the guy from instagram. I have a bad habit of constantly viewing his social media pages and was stunned to see that he had a girlfriend. I cannot stop daydreaming about this guy and I really dislike the fact that he's seeing someone else because to me, it means that she is getting the opportunity to live out my fantasies.

Have any of you had a… Continue

Added by Prudence Snow on November 3, 2020 at 3:49pm — 2 Comments

Bit lost - is this MD

I’m not even sure where to start. I’m new to all of this and I still question whether what I’m going through is actually MD but it only seems to make sense. I’m 23 and I think this started when I was around 10/11. I remember it soon after watching X factor and JLS had just lost. I started to act out certain things in my head and obviously anyone looking at it would think it was a little girl having a innocent crush on her favourite childhood band. But I Imagined and planned my life around…


Added by Maeve on November 3, 2020 at 11:19am — 6 Comments

Wildminds is BACK

Hello daydreamers!

Wildminds is back.

When I heard Cordellia was about to close it, I felt so sorry that I reached out for her and we agreed on transferring the ownership. It took a while to settle everything but now we are here.

About me: my name is Valeria, I'm 35 and I'm a counselor. I was a maladaptive daydreamer. This is the first place where I found answers to what I was experiencing for all my life. 

I'm Italian and at that time (2015-2016) I could…


Added by Valeria Franco on November 3, 2020 at 10:30am — 20 Comments

goodbye wild minds

i'm not surprised to see wild minds go considering how inactive it has been over the past few years, but i'm still heartbroken in a way. this place literally saw me grow up for 10 years.

when i was 13 years old and first found out about MD, i was so scared. i found this site and messaged cordellia paragraphs and paragraphs because i was terrified that some doctor somewhere was going to strap me down and do surgery on my brain to find out what was wrong with me. if you look through my…


Added by debbie downer on September 21, 2020 at 6:45pm — 1 Comment

MD is our superpower

I am almost 30 and have had MD for as long as I can remember. Though only about a year or so ago did I even realize there was a name for it. It seems it begins out of some sort of trauma during childhood, coupled with a vivid imagination and then BOOM you wake up one day and you're almost 30 with not a whole lot to show for. People often ask me what I did during this or that particular period of my life and the truth is in most cases I can't remember. That's because most of what I did only…


Added by Mo on August 22, 2020 at 5:11am — 1 Comment

24 Jun 2020

2020, Just realize that MD still haunting me. Anyone here with long period of time

Added by Futur5 on May 24, 2020 at 12:58am — 2 Comments

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