It's my first blog, so I'll introduce myself.
my name is Anne and I'm fourteen years oldd.
I've been daydreaming since I guess 2007-8 ish. I was eleven, and I was soo maladaptive to reality that I couldn't handle it, so I began creating my own. I started listening to more music, going on the computer more, creating characters/making scenarios for them then before i knew it, I was addicted. and my real life was still horrible, but I had something imaginary- that was mine- and if I didn't like it, I could change it. something I couldn't do with real life. I didn't even know you could be addicted to something odd, like daydreaming.
Well now, it's my first year of highschool, I want to get into a good college but it'll be soo hard. if I can't even focus when someone's talking to me, then how am I supposed to focus on schoolwork? I'm already getting bad marks. I have two D's and I'm about to fail another class.. dang.
My parents already knew there was a problem before I told them. (i only told my mom..) soo i'm going to a psychologist or therapist because they think I have ADD. I told my mom and tried to explain soo hard.. but she thinks i'm a psychotic or schitzo of some sort. x-x I'M SO FRUSTRATED WITH THIS.
but, if there is some kind of treatment for this disorder in the future, i'm not even sure i'd want to take it.
i love my world and characters i made in my head and i don't want anything to happen to them.
i'm not sureee.
-anne.

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Comment by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on December 7, 2010 at 7:13pm
I also wrote an article about this condition for my university writing class. Maybe this will help your mom understand. http://www.scribd.com/doc/41211977/Out-of-My-Mind
Comment by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on December 7, 2010 at 7:11pm
Hi, Anne. I'm so sorry you're going through this. I prefer to think of this as our brains just working differently. It has many positive aspects like creativity and the ability to think of a lot of things at once. It's just when it interferes with our daily lives that it becomes a problem. There's no cure that we know of. Because it's so new, almost no doctors will have heard of it. It's up to us to figure it out and figure out how to manage it. If you're worried about someone swooping in and taking your fantasy world away, don't worry. That can't happen, and it doesn't have to. Daydreaming can be a very healthy release. There are certainly a lot worse things that you can be doing (like drugs. Ick!). We just need to learn to manage it, so we can experience the healthy benefits without it interfering with our lives. One of the ways is to understand what triggers us and limit them, so we can focus. Again, you don't have to quit, just manage. It's good that you're starting to figure this out while you're young. It shows great maturity that you're confronting it and trying to get help.

As for your parents and doctors, I'm sorry you're having such troubles. Because it's so new there's almost no chance they will have heard of it. I learned the hard way that doctors really don't know everything. What you can do is tell them that there are hundreds of people who have this condition. Also, there's a real, respected doctor in NY who's studying it. She has a PHD, and she believes us. It'll be a lot harder not to believe her. Her name is Cynthia Schupak, and here are her preliminary findings. I recommend showing this to them. http://www.scribd.com/doc/20700187/Daydreamers-Anonymous-Prelim-Fin...

You can also send them here. I've learned that it's easy to roll your eyes and ignore one person, especially when they're young............but it's a lot harder to ignore all of us together. If they have any questions, feel free to have them contact me. I'll be happy to help in any way I can. We're all here to support each other.

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