Maladaptive DaydreamingI'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 find it rather difficult to sleep, daydreaming was my way falling asleep by myself. I then started getting ideas from television and they quickly became a big part of my daydreams. Over the years it has gotten worse, very often I drift off in class into my own 'fantasy world' and as soon as I get home I waste away hours just listening to music and using it for my daydreams. I feel so weird when I think about how much I daydream, I have never told anybody about it because I know nobody would understand. After researching into MD more I have noticed there is a link between this and a disorder called 'avoidant personality disorder', I believe that this has also made me daydream more, as sometimes I feel anxious around people. But in my own world there is no-one that can make me feel bad about myself or put me down. I use DD as escapism, if I'm feeling miserable, angry or just fed up, DD takes my mind of it and into my fantasy world where everyday problems just don't bother me. Thanks for reading..
dulas5 16-17 1 Response 4 Oct 25, 2012