Maladaptive Daydreaming vs. Compulsive Fantasizing- Which do you like best?

So, the title page on the site says that MD is also referred to as Compulsive Fantasizing. I think I like CF better? I think MD sounds so negative and CF sounds more positive. Maybe I'm just being weird, which is more than likely the case, but still, what do you all think?

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Comment by S K on December 23, 2013 at 8:58am

CF does have a rather positive vibe.Fantasizing sounds more creative than boring,old day dreaming and Compulsive sounds less dysfunctional than maladaptive.

Comment by Queen Dopamine on December 21, 2013 at 10:06am

MD does make it seem more like a disorder. Of course, the fact that it can interfere with your ability to get things done and have relationships makes it maladaptive, but in general I just call lit roleplaying, daydreaming, or fantasizing. I do think compulsive fantasizing describes it better to someone who doesn't know about it.  :)

Comment by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on December 20, 2013 at 8:06pm

Well, the original name was Maladaptive Daydreaming.  Then, when Dr. Cynthia Schupak and Jayne Bigelsen did their study, they called it Compulsive Fantasizing.  I'm ok with either.  CF describes a more broad spectrum of people who fantasize but aren't maladaptive per se.  

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