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Just wanted to let everyone know I made a Reddit community specifically for Maladaptive Daydreaming.

It only has 30 subscribers at this point in time but you have to start somewhere.  If you're interested, here's the link: r/MaladaptiveDreaming

Added by Rick on February 18, 2014 at 12:22am — 2 Comments

Has anyone heard or seen the new movie called Her?

I haven't seen it yet but I've read the reviews.  It sounds like a great movie but the technology aspect is what interests me the most.   Do you think someday we'll have AI which we could communicate with on a high level?  The reason i bring this up is it seems  to me a personalized AI(artificial intelligence) might be a great remedy for people who suffer from MD!  If you could constantly have a personalized AI around to communicate with you, engage in interesting discussions  with you,…


Added by Rick on January 12, 2014 at 8:43pm — 3 Comments

Does a therapeutic retreat exist for people with MD?

If not, is there a retreat for treating people with similar illnesses like OCD?

Added by Rick on January 9, 2014 at 2:28am — 4 Comments

Just started a subreddit for MD is one hasn't be made yet.


Let me know if have any suggestions.  Thx.

Added by Rick on October 13, 2013 at 7:53pm — No Comments

Is anxiety a common symtom for people who have MD?

I've noticed I’ve had more anxiety than my peers for most of my life.

Added by Rick on August 24, 2013 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Do people most people with MD have speech problems in the form of studdering or mispronouncing words?

I've have these speech problems and I believe it has something to do with how inflamed or swollen my tongue is.  I take pills with magnesium and vitamins C-D to relieve the inflammation and it usually helps a lot.  I think the cause is do too stress being caused by  my MD.

Added by Rick on August 24, 2013 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

What's are some good occupations which involve a lot of socializing?

I'm increasingly coming to the conclusion that ultimately the best way to treat MD is socialize A LOT!  If i can somehow build a genuine desire to socialize and not be an introvert, i could probably cure myself.  

Added by Rick on July 30, 2013 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

N-acetyl Cystein It's Helping A Lot!

My understanding is it restores intracellular levels glutathione.  I have also heard it wears off after a while.  Would anyone know why it would mitigate the effects MD?  Does anyone know additional supplements which might enhance the effects of NAC?

Added by Rick on July 2, 2013 at 2:05pm — 5 Comments

Has Anyone Tried Nac-Acetyl Cysteine for MD Treatment?

I don't know if it's imagination but it seems to helping.  I'm noticing less tick movement.

I also use HTP-5, inositol, and hypericin as they are commonly recommended supplements for OCD.


Added by Rick on June 26, 2013 at 9:25pm — 6 Comments

Does Caffiene An MD Trigger For You?

It seems like a very reliable trigger for me.  Especially with Red Bulls.  How about you?

Added by Rick on June 26, 2013 at 7:04pm — 3 Comments

When Do You Feel Most Likely To MD?

It seems when i'm in a good mood, those are hardest times to stop MDing.  When i'm in a bad mood, i usually feel like focusing my mind on something else.  When are the worst times for you?

Added by Rick on June 11, 2013 at 4:06pm — 6 Comments

Ten Things You Need To Know To Overcome OCD

I read some of this article and it seems to me MD has to be some kind of variation under OCD.  I thought it was interesting.  Especially the part about having face your fears.   


Added by Rick on May 20, 2013 at 9:22am — 2 Comments

Uncomfortable Socializing

Do many of you feel off beat or awkward in a social environment?  EG bars, wedding receptions, dance balls, etc.  I can't honestly say all those things are my cup of tea.

Added by Rick on May 10, 2013 at 6:22pm — 11 Comments

Eye Contact

Does anyone find it incredibly difficult to maintain eye contact when talking to someone?  When ever i have a conversation with someone i think i devote more effort in keeping eye contact than listening.

Added by Rick on May 10, 2013 at 12:32pm — 3 Comments

Scans of My Brain on MD

Last year i didn't know the term MD and the information around it but i knew i had intrinsic motivation problems, ADD problems, and daydreaming problems since i was 4 years old.  So i paid Amen Clinics to have 2 full SPECT scans of my brain to help determine what's wrong with me.  The Amen doctor and psychiatrist  asked if i had depression or suicidal thoughts in the past.  I lied and said no.   I've had a few of those thoughts but not many.  Nor did i tell them of my MD because i didn't…


Added by Rick on April 29, 2013 at 12:30am — 1 Comment

Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy

What do you think of this TED talk?  Do think this could possibly help with MD?  


Added by Rick on April 19, 2013 at 1:15am — No Comments

Getting a Prescription of Fluvoxamine?

How can i acquire a prescription of Fluvoxamine?  Should i see a psychiatrist or someone with a different profession?  

Added by Rick on April 8, 2013 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Intrinsic motivation.

Does anyone think MD drains away our intrinsic motivation?  I usually not very interested in anything outgoing.  What makes me do anything constructive is usually extrinsic motivation.  I.E.  knowing i will face consequences for not getting a job done instead of desiring to get the job done because i enjoy doing it.

Added by Rick on March 24, 2013 at 9:46pm — 4 Comments

Catch Phrase

Do you think the game called Catch Phrase would be good therapy for people with MD?  It seems to be that socializing is the exact opposite of day dreaming.  I think Catch Phrase would callenge any MDer.

Added by Rick on March 17, 2013 at 11:05pm — 1 Comment

What do you think of socializing as a form of therapy?

I think socializing is the opposite of daydreaming as it forces you to to be in the present moment instead of being in some kind of fantasyland. Do you think being forced to socialize for 12 hours a day 7 days a week 4 weeks in a month would establish a habit of not day dreaming? How about reading a novel out loud for that period of time instead?

Added by Rick on March 10, 2013 at 1:01am — 5 Comments

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