Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
I've seen so many throw around, "I have it! ooo ooo! Me!" Just because they daydream a lot & it's not fair to those who have it. Not saying you're one of them, but MDD is still in the middle of being discovered. Psychologists don't even really have the ability to confirm whether or not someone has it or if that someone just let it get to their head because a lot of psychologists don't even know about it. It is still a malnourished idea that doesn't have the ability to effectively filter out those who have it & those who don't have it yet. Right now it's just a bunch of people diagnosing themselves, but that's just how it's going to have to be for a while til it is further developed & brought into a more serious light. Either way, maybe some people only have excessive daydreaming, or only to the point where it's not a disorder, just a quirk cause nobody's perfect. But a disorder is a disorder, it's something unhealthy that needs care. A disorder is not something to glorify & be seen as an outlet of creativity. The simple definition of itself contradicts that.
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I appreciate your comments.
Rashomon, it's not about the degree, it's about whether or not it is an obstacle at all to function properly with things like focus/attention/being mentally present, things that should be effortless. If someone has all the symptoms or very similar(since there are always exceptions to every rule) & they are struggling in the least to perform basic activities that aid them in life because of it, then I'm sure they have the disorder.
I too get a little discouraged when I read how many people feel that MDD somehow helps them become more creative or a better individual because I feel that it's an addiction to a fantasy world that prevents us becoming the best people that we can be - in life - not in our imaginations.
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