Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
For me my daydreaming has a strong link to depression. I have suffered from life threatening depression since I was in grade school. My emotions in real life where always trying to kill me. It was only in daydreaming where I became someone else that I could escape the self-loathing. I tried different medications and several different years of therapy but it made no difference. It was only in my Christianity that I was able to finally break the power of it. Yet I could not give up the daydreaming, where I could find the respect, love and acomplishments that would never be mine in reality. I tried to split the difference by making sure that my day dreams where never about the real world or my real life. In my real life my emotions are sealed to prevent them from escaping and causing harm. In my dreams the character is free to feel positive feelings, if I were not so lazy, I would write more books.