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New MD Study Seeks Participants (with and without MD)

The following was emailed to me from Jayne Bigelsen:


Researchers from Fordham University (Jayne Bigelsen, Jonathan
Lehrfeld) and the University of Haifa (Eli Somer, who coined the term
Maladaptive Daydreaming (MD)) have joined forces to launch a new study on MD.   We are now ready to begin data collection!

This will be the largest study on MD to date. Our goals include
creating a screening tool to identify MD and more fully understanding
how it differs from more typical daydreaming.  We will also be
comparing and contrasting it to other mental health issues. The ultimate goals are to raise awareness by mental health providers of MD and generate future study, which can hopefully lead to eventual treatment.

 But we need your help!!!  First and foremost, please complete the
following survey (link below).  We expect that it will take between 30
and 60 minutes.


But as importantly, we need your help in recruiting control
participants WHO DO NOT HAVE MD.  (This is going to be difficult to do
as people without MD will be less motivated to fill out a lengthy
survey on a topic not relevant to them, and at the moment we do not
yet have any funding to pay them to fill it out)...So for those of you
who have told friends and family about MD (and I know many people
have not), please ask as many of them as possible to fill it out.

Thank you!

Jayne Bigelsen


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Comment by Rosethewolf on March 12, 2014 at 4:30pm

damn that survey was from a year ago....guess I am to late.

Comment by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on August 18, 2013 at 2:16pm

FYI, the study is closed.  They're working through the data now.  See my later blog for when to expect the results.  

Comment by April Dawn Hale on July 14, 2013 at 3:09am

Just did the survey. I hope somebody can come up with some answers so that we can all have better lives that aren't just fantasy.

Comment by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on July 5, 2013 at 8:43am

Update:  Jayne says they're still collecting data through July, so if you're reading this during July, then it's not too late!  

Comment by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on April 28, 2013 at 3:56pm

UPDATE:  Jayne says they're going to stop collecting the data in June, so if you're reading this after then, then it's too late.  If anyone wants to fill out the survey until then, go ahead.  The good news is they've had a lot of people fill it out, but the more the better.  Thanks to all who've helped!  

Comment by Thandimanillon on February 20, 2013 at 9:47am
I just finished the questionnaire. It very thorough, but I really didn't get the reason behind some of the questions.
Comment by Hannah Ryan on February 19, 2013 at 12:06pm

I filled out the survey. Hope it helps. :)

Comment by Geingart on February 15, 2013 at 5:32pm

Finished. I hope this survey will be useful (I've found the questions a bit weird.)

Comment by Cordellia Amethyste Rose on February 13, 2013 at 5:02pm

Thanks to everyone who's participating!  I hope they get a lot of participants, with and without MD, so they can learn a lot about this condition.  :)

Comment by LostSoul99 on February 13, 2013 at 4:58pm

I just finished it. 

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