Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
[Trigger warning: mentions sexual abuse].
Hello lovely people! It's so great to meet you all.
I found out I had MD last night, despite having it all my life. I had a very intense reaction as so many things made sense suddenly, but it is also validating because now I know for sure that I'm not making up any of my problems, going "crazy" etc. And I am so grateful to know that I am not alone anymore.
But I am finding it very difficult dealing with the knowledge that MD is commonly linked to sexual abuse in childhood. It's only been about 2 years since I first recognized my experiences for what they were, and knowing my disorder is a result of it hurts a lot. Does anyone else feel/felt similar? How did you deal with it? Is it possible to get a proper diagnosis from a doctor/GP?
Anyway, I cannot thank the existence of this network enough. Signing up has already relieved a lot of anxiety and I'm so happy to meet people who already know me better than most! I'm looking forward to my recovery, and if anyone else is looking for support like me, I'm here for you and your recovery too.