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!

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Comment by Tinkerbell on April 24, 2019 at 11:53am

I am so sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with Schizophrenia. 

I stopped MD a few months ago. I just told myself that I needed to face reality and see my life for what it is. Which has made me so depressed and suicidal. I feel like my life doesn't really have a purpose, all of my so called friends I realise. Just used me for social contacts and money. I miss having MD as it made me feel like my life was more exciting and fun but I know it being gone is for the best. 

I wish you all the best, in your future.  

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