Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I always had a feeling I was 'abnormal' and 'different' but everyone thinks they are, right? So I thought nothing of my daydreaming, until I and a close friend were talking and I told her about my daydreaming for hours on end. She then told me how it wasn't something normal and should see what it was. However she didn't treat me any different. So I did some research and the results were, "Maladaptive daydreaming" I then tried to explain what it felt like to someone whom I wholeheartedly trusted. He said how he feels the same way, realising that I forgot to tell him the name of the disorder I, of course, told him. He looked confused and thought that I was talking about doing certain drugs. I asked why he would think that and he said, "You have an addiction, you always think about doing it, you do it often, you feel like you can't live without it, it comforts you, it lets you escape reality...it sounds like your a drug addict." Seeing as he was a drug addict, I'm kinda worried that MD can be so easily compared to that.
So does anyone have it? How can you "cure" it or at least deal with it better? How bad is it for you guys?