I have a lot of friends in my head. I don't have any in real life & I spend most of my time in my head, partially because of that. I daydream constantly & have for most of my life. I have an entire imaginary world in my head, full of rich characters, with full lives, & a lot of them are my friends. I write & a lot of my characters come from the people I "know" in my head. The friends in my head keep me company when I'm alone or depressed, help me when I'm scared or anxious. They do a lot of good for me. Still, I've never told my psychiatrist or any therapist I've had about them because I don't want them diagnosing me with another disorder lol. As long as I know they're not real (as much as that pains me), then there's nothing to worry about, in my opinion. But I don't want to tell professionals about it & have them try to make me stop doing it. It's an effective coping mechanism for me & one I do not want to give up. Having friends in my head is hurting absolutely no one, & they'll remain there until the day comes that I can cope without them, if ever.