Maladaptive Daydreaming: where wild minds come to rest
Along with MD, I've been noticing other things about me. For example, this has been going on ever since I was young. I would be obsessed with a certain topic for a month or two, and along with wasting my time daydreaming, I would spend hours researching about that topic. This phase will typically last for a month or more and at times my dds might also be based on this theme. The various topics that I've been obsessed with are psychology and different disorders especially MD, the occult/illuminati, paranormal things, history such as the elizabethian times, at times different religions and cults, BDSM, and right now racism and the neo-nazi culture and all that. Those are just a few recent ones. Anyways, I also read a lot of fanfictions and if I do have any celebrities or tv show characters in my dds, I will also waste time trying to find out everything I can about them and watch as many youtube videos as I could about them. All of this prevents me from functioning properly. I will often find myself not getting enough sleep unless it's the weedend(then I oversleep because I would wake up, dd and fall back asleep) and going to classes late and I definitely don't do as much things as teenagers my age should be doing. I do get good grades but it's really hard to keep them up and I'm sure if I didn't have this, I would get really high grades. I'm not ADD because I don't think I have a problem paying attention at least not now. However, in middle school I was known as the "lost kid" and I did find it difficult to pay attention but that changed in high school. But I think when I don't pay attention, it's my anxiety, it doesn't really have to do with me having ADD. Does anyone else do what I do? I'm very curious about everything and I often find my mind wandering to all different places.