Subtype of maladaptivedaydreaming

I am aware how people describe maladaptive daydreaming as an addiction ,I mysyelf have had this form but currently i experience it as an uncontrollable lapse in concentration
,I no longer feel pleasure from it.
Anyone else like me?

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Comment by Aster on January 1, 2021 at 9:18am

Hi, I want to know what your dreams are about. Something like the real world that makes sense? Relieve nostalgia? Or an imaginary character? Or someone you love? When do you dream the most? I spend most of my time alone or have a lot of work to do that I do not like very much, and when I am offered my favorite job and I dream more of it instead of actually doing it. I depend on friends and colleagues, but often because of my financial situation alone, I want to be successful and hug my friends and spend a lot of time with them, but the real world is not like that for me, I do not like my nose in my dreams I have had cosmetic surgery and I am successful and I spend hours with my friends

Comment by samartha raj on December 20, 2020 at 7:51am

Right, car driving has been not possible as you say is my condition  uncontrollable lapse in concentration. to describe it is a condition where lot many thoughts come in mind as I  feel I welcome them. I do not feel pleasure having this condition no more.

Comment by alona on December 20, 2020 at 4:34am

daydreaming itself becomes maladaptive when it starts interfering with one or more aspects of life (as do many other behaviours that are then classified as a disorder). essentially, it's not maladaptive if it does not greatly intrude in one's life, or the intrusion does not have any negative consequences, or is not considered an intrusion at all by the person experiencing it. it's a problem only when you engage in it despite not wanting to, or without realising it, possibly followed by feelings of guilt or self-directed hatred for doing something you swore you'd stop engaging in. compulsive daydreaming is still more than the normal amount people engage in, and may require help if one is so inclined. but it's not maladaptive. I feel this is a major misunderstanding when it comes to MDD 

Comment by Gabby on December 20, 2020 at 3:00am
Although for me it is mostly an addiction to a fantasy world that I choose to enter for relief more than pleasure, I don't always have control over my mind daydreaming more realistic things. I suppose you could call it catastrophising about awful things happening. Because they are more realistic I don't always know when I'm doing it. I'm sure there are people that experience it in a more similar way to you though.

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