Salutation stranger. If your reading this, I’m happy to know that some one else is reading this. Not other than me.
I’m Sorry if things are going to be vague for now own, since I’m not really good at this(, making a thread and constructing a sentence).
I’m 18 and I live in Philippines (home of the most weird and difficult language and grammar in the South East Asia), English is my second but yet my favorite language because its easy to use than my local language, and I’m learning social science.
Before I heard about this maladaptive daydreaming. Long ago I discovered it by my self and I didn’t tell any one about, few years later. I decided to make words and findings about this weird conditions that I just discover. I search some more words for because imagination and dream is not enough. So, I was searching words for it, and it was vivid, unreal, simulate, lucid, and . Those are the words that I would use for the name of the conditions. But I found out the Daydream Exist. And I was awed because I never heard about this word before. But as time passes by, as I watch You Tube, I saw a video about Maladaptive Daydreaming. And I find it out a bit lacking, also they said that, Maladaptive daydreaming is a newly discovered mental condition, and they don’t have enough information about it. So I was curios, so I search more about it. And I founded out that Maladaptive daydreaming is real. And was discovered by Eliezer Somer from the University of Haifa in Israel. And they discovered it in year 2002 (And on that time, I was a baby). And the definition and findings about the condition is less similar (but way better) than mine (because mine’s more complicated and I have multiple definition and findings about this condition than MD, so I find Eliezer’s findings way more better than mine). After I founded it out that it is real, and some one already discovered it (and it is a better, and already published) before I even have the condition. So I felt because, some one already discovered this condition before I did. But I still have some hope at my other findings tho, they are different from the MD, but I’ll might just keep it to my self or probably tell people about my findings, but yet. I’m just starting to discover and study my findings.
There where questions, lingering inside my head if my weird odd vivid daydreams, and visions where similar to a person who have experience MD or not?
Also questions for you.
Are all the people who experience MD have a similar thought about it or not?
When a person experience MD can they stop it?
If you experience MD, can you tell me how you managed your life with it?
And if you experience MD are you fine with it?
If you experience MD, would you call it a disorder?
If you experience MD, would you tell me few of your experience about it?
If you want reply to me, please feel free to do so, your opinions is important. And I’m happy to know that some one else is replying to my thread. Also you can question me to.
I’m also hoping that I can make a thread about my experience about my own version of MD, and probably tell you what I’ve seen, experienced, and felt in those dreams and visions or telling you some of my Simulated (fictional) life.
My Objectives in here is undeterred, but yet unreal and absurd.
MD presents slightly differently in each person because we are all unique and none of us have exactly the same experiences. While there isn't much in the way of treatment out there specifically for MD, in my opinion, it is essentially a combination of an unhealthy coping mechanism and a compulsive behavioral disorder, both of which are treatable. So, I would say that you can stop it. However, as always, it's important to note that recovering from MD doesn't mean not daydreaming at all. Daydreaming is a natural and necessary function of the brain and it's important for creativity and problem solving, so you wouldn't want to completely stop daydreaming. It is reasonable, and possible, to regain a balance between real life and daydreams (one that all non-MDers already have). The best long term way to deal with MD is to determine what's causing it and treat that. Sometimes its other mental illnesses but it can also be low self-esteem, loneliness, a general dissatisfaction with your real life, etc.
While I wouldn't say that I'm "fine" with having MD (as it does interfere with my ability to function), I've come to accept that it exists and I'm working on regaining that balance that I talked about, so I don't beat myself up about it nearly as much as I used to. This is really important because a lot of MDers daydream to avoid unpleasant experiences, so if you beat yourself up about daydreaming, it's going to make you feel bad, and you'll want to daydream that much more.
Don't give up what you want most for what you want now.