Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
It's been a while since I've posted here, though I've been lurking every now and then. Can you believe I've been using this site for 6 years?
Anyway, I'm now 21 years old, and my daydreaming has almost entirely stopped---I can no longer focus on the world around me, and I DEFINITELY can't focus on daydreams for hours at a time anymore. I still have the desire to return to my daydream world, but it just doesn't happen. I lack the mental energy.
The fogginess in my mind and short attention span that contributed to my MDD worsened as I got older, and currently I am diagnosed as schizophrenic. These daydreams were my first taste of breaking from reality, I suppose, and things only got more intense throughout the years.
Of course I'm not saying that all maladaptive daydreamers are future schizophrenics; this is just my personal story, and what happened to me. Seeing that I don't really daydream these days, I probably won't be posting here anymore (unless someone has questions---I'll answer!).
This has been a wonderful community and I wish the best for all of you!