Post

I Suffer From Maladaptive Daydreaming

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 730 People

    I finally got my brain map. It turns out I had a minor traumatic brain injury, however nothing directly explains the daydreaming. The neurologist believes it comes from a...
    gaaradreamer gaaradreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I finally found it it out thank you all I thought I was crazy, no one understands this as it is almost impossible to explain to others. I have wasted my life in an other world that...
    Starjammer Starjammer 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hello. I just got back from seeing a neurologist about my Maladaptive daydreaming. He practices something called neuro-feedback therapy. It isn't very conventional but neither is...
    gaaradreamer gaaradreamer 18-21, F Mar 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't remember how or when I started daydreaming. I just know that it had always been this way. I find it hard to pay attention in class or get my school work done. I often find...
    MsGardevoir MsGardevoir 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Infp + Mdd - I've been daydreaming since early childhood. My parents were/are odd people, they fought and they isolated me to a degree. I wanted more interaction than I had...
    Kurtface Kurtface 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Maladaptive Daydreaming - I've known I have MD for a couple of weeks now. I'm 15 years old and I have been daydreaming excessively since I was a toddler. When I was younger I would...
    dulas5 dulas5 16-17 1 Response Oct 25, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am 15 and have been pacing/skipping/running around my house (rarely other people's though sometimes I cannot help it) for the past 4-5 years (since I was about 10) and I would do...
    0Iivia 0Iivia 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I never realized I suffered from this till a short while ago. I just thought every teenager daydreamed. Then I realized I would zone out when my friends would talk to me. I didn't...
    Dreamer122554 Dreamer122554 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My 'imaginary' Lover - There was a time when I was a lonely kid, an introvert. I didn't have many friends in eighth grade so my mind would constantly be active in creating new ones...
    biancadreamweaver biancadreamweaver 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 4, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Life Inside My Head! - I have been daydreaming from before I can remember, I mean probably when I first started school at 4/5 if not before that. I am now 20 years old and in...
    imaddicted imaddicted 18-21, F 22 Responses Aug 26, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Omg! This is a real thing! I've been getting into these daydreams for years. I only told maybe three people about it, ever. I thought I was just being overdramatic. I would have...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ahhh.So Its Called Maladaptive Daydreaming.. - I'm so glad I found out that I'm not the only one out there with this disassociation.I am an only child,and have been daydreaming...
    Holliedream Holliedream 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Coming Out Of The Maladaptive Daydreaming "Closet" - This is absolutely nerve-wracking. I'm at the 4 decade mark, and I've NEVER discussed this with anybody before. I know I put...
    LostInThought4Yrs LostInThought4Yrs 36-40 5 Responses Feb 1, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My Shelter And Damnation, Pt 1 - I must warn you, it is a long story. I have just recently realized how deep down I have buried myself. Hard to believe that the very same thing I...
    AZChomp644 AZChomp644 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 20, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I suffer Maladaptive Daydreaming since I was 10 years old. I've been losing hours, days even weekdays in daydreaming. Daydreaming is destroying my life. But, I've decided to get...
    MissStralight MissStralight 22-25, F Jan 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Crazy Life - Well I don't know how to start I just know that I've been day dreaming long before I can rememberI mean I dream so much that I'm ignoring my life I remember when I was...
    Disasterking Disasterking 22-25, M 6 Responses Jul 22, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Confession Of A Daydreamer - (sorry for my English, not a native speaker)Reading experiences shared here was one of the best things that ever happened to me, seriously.I have been...
    mstvu mstvu 22-25, M Mar 23, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Maladaptive Daydreaming Vs Normal Daydreaming - This was a post/article I wrote a few months back which I posted on another site but has since been removed since I am no longer a...
    therararabbit therararabbit 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 29, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hey I'm in collage right now final year trying to get through my dissertation. I've spent all day today daydreaming from I got up till now. I never really thought that my day...
    steen20 steen20 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's My Get Away... - I have suffered from Maladaptive Daydreaming (md) for about 7 years but it didn't get to its peak until about 5 years ago. Although I have always...I guess...
    blownaway20 blownaway20 18-21, F 33 Responses Nov 27, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Dissociation And Md - Surviving Childhood Abuse - Warning, sexual content (not graphic or descriptive). For me it was a bit like the movie Tideland, I had abuse as a child. My...
    Handed Handed 41-45, F 12 Responses Aug 23, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Ever since I was a kid I had always been more interested in the worlds I could create in my head than what was actually going on around me. I would be taunted and teased at a very...
    cooper200 cooper200 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hello. I just got back from seeing a neurologist about my Maladaptive daydreaming. He practices something called neuro-feedback therapy. It isn't very conventional but neither is...
    gaaradreamer gaaradreamer 18-21, F Mar 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hello, Daydreaming is a stress reliever for me but I don't want to feel like I am longing to be someone else. I am also unsure weather I am a maladaptive daydreamer.The dreams...
    El92 El92 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I Don't Want It To Stop - I came to this site because up until now I didn't know what to do. I've always wanted to tell someone who could help me, but I've been too afraid. Afraid...
    completelyuncharted completelyuncharted 16-17 4 Responses Jul 19, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Tonight has been an awakening. It started out researching about abnormal sleep patterns until this practically fell into my lap. Never in my wildest dreams-pun intended-did I think...
    ata07d ata07d 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've always had my own little fantasies and daydreamed a lot when I was a kid. Even when I was in third grade I spent recess when mostly everyone had outgrown their imaginary...
    Skylarrose322 Skylarrose322 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Should you tell your family about MD. Since my family wrote the book on "awful-ism" (if that's a word) I could not tell them about this. It would cause such a problem and me being...
    Ishtaria Ishtaria 41-45, F Jan 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am 18 years old. I can't remember not constantly Daydreaming. I liked being different and thought I had a better imagination than everyone else until something happened when I...
    gaaradreamer gaaradreamer 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hello. I just got back from seeing a neurologist about my Maladaptive daydreaming. He practices something called neuro-feedback therapy. It isn't very conventional but neither is...
    gaaradreamer gaaradreamer 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a lot of stuff going for me. My only problem is that I have a hard time relating to people prolly due to this. I was subject to some physical abuse when I was younger. I...
    mart7206 mart7206 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The Girl In A Never Ending Daydream. - I've been suffering from maladaptive daydreaming for as long as I can remember. I've always had trouble making friends and often got bullied...
    nicoled90 nicoled90 18-21 15 Responses Mar 29, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Daydreaming - I wouldn't say that I suffer from Maladaptive Daydreaming, I enjoy and I am able to control it.  I understand that for some people it isn't so easy to snap out of it...
    beefcakes beefcakes 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I thought I was alone with this. I didn't know what it was called, though. I find myself addicted to daydreaming.
    otad12 otad12 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I hate that I have this disorder but when I'm doing it, I think i'm happy sometimes. My "form" of this is so bad, I actually act out my day dreams. I'm talking literally in my head...
    kara323 kara323 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm not daydreaming...this...this a miracle! Daydreaming kind of makes me nervous. I feel so at ease, now. In fact, I was able to pay attention in college for a whole week. I was...
    goagainsttheflow goagainsttheflow 18-21, F Jan 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Depression Leads To Md? - I've always been shy, mainly because I have almost always been alone and I'm scared of people. When I was younger, I was left alone because I was...
    PansMusicBox PansMusicBox 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm not exactly sure when it started but it's really been cutting into my normal life. At night I would just sit in bed for hours daydreaming before finally being able to go to...
    Siren10 Siren10 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    ...and It's The Reason For Social Anxiety - It's hard to talk about a disorder that I didn't know existed until now, but I have had all my life. It has always just been apart of me...
    seungwon seungwon 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 27, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Does Anyone Else With Mdd Also Get Really Paranoid, Have Severe Headaches, Or Feel Braindead? - does anyone else with MDD also get really paranoid, have severe headaches, or feel...
    lockedupgirl lockedupgirl 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 13, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am eighteen years old. I have lived one hell of a life I guess you could say, but most of those distraught memories are clothed over by my daydreams. It seems all too hazy, the...
    blitzd blitzd 18-21, F Dec 25, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Recently my MD has started to keep me up until about 3 in the morning which is really irritating but i can't stop. its like a drug to me
    cxc4ever cxc4ever 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My Little Secret Not Everyone Can Understand - I didn't even know there was a name for this up until about a year ago and when I finally did put a name to my "problem" it really...
    kaylamayla kaylamayla 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 5, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I Hate Daydreaming!! - Okay soo how do I start this... Well, I'm 21 and in my last year of college and today I finally pinned down a name for what I've been feeling pretty much my...
    PamAna PamAna 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My Fantasy World -             I'm a 16 year old girl.          My day dreaming days began when I was around 11 or 10 years old. For me, it was always a form of escape...
    fromdaydreamland fromdaydreamland 16-17 5 Responses Jul 28, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Just found out about this. It's nice to know I'm not crazy. Personally, I have a love/hate relationship with this excessive daydreaming. It's too damn addictive. I hate how much I...
    EiramZaid EiramZaid 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 20

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So... ever since I was a child (of course) I have had a pretty consistent issue with daydreaming. Until today, I didn't realize there was an entire community of people who also...
    ICAKNG47 ICAKNG47 18-21 1 Response Mar 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Daydreaming - A Gift Or A Curse - Hello fellow dreamers! I discovered that I am likely to have maladaptive daydreaming.(And I was suprized too!) While I see that many of the shared...
    Smilingcrescentmoon Smilingcrescentmoon 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 23, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The Truth about Wildminds Ning Network - I had been a member in this community for over 2 years and I was recently suspended for reasons that does not make any sense. I did not...
    AlexDreamsItAway AlexDreamsItAway 22-25 4 Responses Oct 8, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A Mental Entertainment - I did not know there is a legitimate name for this type of daydreaming. I have always thought it is only childish me who does this! As I remember, it...
    RedSmile RedSmile 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been making some progress with my problem. I find that my daydreams are not very frequent when I'm in front of people. Its usually only comes to me when I'm alone. So I try...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F Mar 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My Story With MDD - Since i was younger i always liked to pretend that i was someone else thats cooler and i had famous characters from tv and stuff like that. The one i remember...
    Lani143 Lani143 13-15, F 1 Response May 1, 2013