Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Does anyone on here consider MD to be a form of addiction?
I'll even admit that it's slowly ruining my life... but I don't want to stop. It has taken over, filled a void in my life and I fear and know that without it I would not be able to cope.
It is not innocent but it is my crutch, my security blanket. It didn't start out this way though. It creeps up on you. I use MD to cope with real-world problems including depression, anxiety and feelings of self-hate.
I've retreated into my fantasy world where I don't have to deal with my own problems, socially isolated, aimless, apathetic towards real-life living and moving forward.
Mental illness runs in my family so MD may in correlation to other problems.
Do any of you consider MD as harmful to your mental health in the long run?
Do you feel that it has contributed or hides mental/emotional problems you are trying to avoid?
I'm glad I'm not alone.