Maladaptive Daydreaming aka MD, is a psychiatric condition causing a person to have prolonged & intense daydreams, be it intentional or unintentional, leading to negligence towards day-to-day tasks/responsibilities & distraction from real life. A person having this condition may experience trouble in concentrating on task at hand or have reduced attention span, difficulty in completing everyday activities, difficulty in sleeping, have an uncontrollable urge to daydream constantly- to name a few symptoms. Until now experts haven’t been able to pin-point the exact reason for such a behavior but a person having this condition might possibly also have depression, social anxiety & attention deficiency. Maladaptive Daydreaming is therefore used as a coping mechanism. It was identified by Prof. Eliezer Somer of the University of Haifa in Israel. For more information on the subject refer to the links mentioned below- MD in a nutshell https://www.healthline.com/health/mental-health/maladaptive-daydreaming https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxVOuCg-NG0&t=10s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkHErnASuvA Somer’s YT Channel for detailed information on MD https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFnsjqBXLeA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9ZXH1c87AU *Please note that MD is not officially recognized as a mental disorder, it is merely a psychiatric condition upon which research is being done. There is no proper diagnosis of this condition as well so refrain from jumping to any stupid conclusions. ITT Anons who have such tendencies may share their experiences or just discuss MD in general.
>>836 I remember suffering from this severely when I was a teen. I remember imagining myself as this protagonist in this multiversal universe that has characters from everything from Avatar to Dragon Ball Z to Ben 10 and even Indian shows like Krrish and Shaktiman and even folklore and mythical characters from Hinduism and even Christianity and spending entire hours day dreaming and building my plot sitting in a spot. I think it was because my hobby time was limited and I had nothing else to enjoy myself other than the 1/2 hour TV that my parents alloted me. Thinking back I should have stoppped being a faggot and just studied. However later on when I got a personal computer so did my daydreams get less frequent as I had my computer gaymes to distract me when I was bored. I think I still had it and it was not until I had my first internet connected cell phone it was truly dead. Nowadays I have occasional day dreams where I imagine myself making a breakthrough in life and phase out for a 10 or so minutes but it only happens once or twice a day. Yeah, I was probably depressed back then and probably is still now. I was friendless and basically a mob character in my school.
>>841 i think i'm starting to see what you're saying now. i have pretty vivid and imaginative daydreams, but they don't interfere with my life in any way. i'm able to pull away from them easily when there is work to do and i don't get emotionally tangled up in whatever i'm daydreaming about either. plus it's not an escape for me either, instead it's like my own book or movie that i get to control. i've told myself i'm going to write my daydreams down into an actual novel for years now but i never do it. fear of the story being shit i guess.
>>836 this habit of mine is getting out of hand, for real! i cant think straight at all. i have no control over my brain , i just go from one thing to the next without thinking at all. feeding this stupid shit in my head but to no avail. nothing makes me feel normal, its a constant loop of overthinking & somehow the day ends. wtf is going on , i dont know!! unable to retain anything at all, forgetting has almost become a habit. back in the days i had good, sharp memory-was able to read/watch stuff & remember it with easy. i have become dumb overall & i legit talk like a mental person.