So I'm not really sure if anyone will read this but ... Hi ! My name is Beatriz. I am from a country in Central America called Honduras. I am so relieved to have found this online community. Just like most new people, I have just recently discovered the term "Maladaptive day dreaming". To share a little bit of my story, I had a very difficult puberty and I have always struggled with depression. When I was in my very early teens, the day dreaming started. I spent hours and hours by myself in my own little world imagining scenarios again and again and perfecting them and running through them again. I never saw it as a problem because in my times of struggle, it brought me joy. It was my very own safe space after all. I never had a name for it and I thought it was something completely normal and that everybody did it. I slowly realized it wasn't. But it never struck me as something bad. But now I'm 20 years old and I feel as though it has taken over my life. I recently relapsed into depression and with it the daydreaming just got worse and worse. It started to consume most of my day and it wasn't a happy place anymore. My college career is hanging by a threat and so is my personal life. I feel really blessed to have found this community. I am where to start or where to go but I really hope it helps me put my feet on the ground again. I'm in all honesty desperate for help.
There are tips all over the forum for dealing with MD. You might want to start on the "help and research" board. It's frequently (as you've noticed) connected to other mental illnesses and is often a coping mechanism for them, so getting treatment for them could also help.
Don't give up what you want most for what you want now.