Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
So I have often wondered if some of the best artist/top guns in their field are/were MDDers? I am positive that through out history many famous artist had MDD. Often times, I wonder what it must have been like for them centuries ago living with MDD. Edgar Allan Poe, and Mary Shelley were both thought to be weird and strange by most in their time. Today, we understand that it was their artistry and that they were just ahead of their time in their talents. But in their time their peers saw them as something very strange and wrong, and all they did was write books! I mean it must have been very difficult for MDDers in past centuries. Consider the situation during the Salem witch trials. Today experts both psychologist and medical believe that most of the accused were innocent of witchcraft. Instead, after examining evidence of the symptoms displayed by said witches; it has been suggested by experts that most were possibly exposed to a fungus from eating rye bread. This fungus is known as Claviceps Purpurea which happens to be the natural substance from which LSD is made.
Being MDDers we know that some of the symptoms make us look insane to those that do not know or understand our condition. So I can only imagine what it could have been like several years, centuries back dealing with MDD. Plus the poor sufferers of long ago...what did they think of their self? I can only believe that they must have felt strange and crazy. Today MDD has just recently been developed what is it 10 years ago maybe? Take in to consideration that this is the 21st century and we are just discovering why we do the things we have done all or most of our lives, and we live in a time where man has come so far, learned a lot, and developed complex technology...and just think of how we feel with our condition in this day in time with all of these more advance developments! This is why I find myself wondering how did MDD sufferers feel along time ago?
Personally, I really wonder about Michael Jackson he really seems to be someone that had MDD. Shakespeare could he have had MDD? Don't know all I know is that some artists' work presents as if they have MDD, and no I am not saying that all artist who are vivid, great, and awe-inspiring have MDD. To be great, vivid doesn't require MDD. I am however; saying that it would help them be more extreme or stand out more, and their work when examined makes one wonder. Even more so their comments on their work, or how they see it or ideas how it comes to them or develops can make you wonder. Do they have MDD? Plus are they unaware of what they have? Possibly so, they may be unaware. But again everyone with the gift of foresight is not a MDDer. With that in mind, I would like to ask all of you.... Which celebrities do you suspect has or had MDD? Why? Do they seem to portray symptoms through their artistry? So there you have it just something that has been on my mind lately.