I don't know if anyone actually reads these; I'm just doing this because I'm bored. I am called autimantis. My gender is genderqueer and autigender. This basically means a) my gender is odd, and I'm not exactly sure how to describe it and b) the way I perceive my gender is directly influenced by the fact I'm Autistic, more so then than some other Autistic people. My pronouns are they/them. If you don't like my gender, pronouns, or the fact I'm Autistic, don't interact with me. I'm not comfortable with giving my exact age out, but I am a minor.
I have had Maladaptive Daydreaming Disorder (MADD) for about three years, although I only recently realized it. It was caused by extreme loneliness during a year in my life, in which the only person I was close to was my mom, and we weren't even that close. I do not say this to get pity, I just figured others also shared details regarding their MADD, and as this is a MADD forum, I decided to follow suit.
I have but one intention in joining this forum, and that is research. I am a scientist, and the brain is fascinating to me. I will be running informal studies in the Help and Research subforum and taking demographic polls. I fully intend to solve at least one MADD related mystery. Preferably more, of course, but I'm keeping things small for now, due to my lack of formal experience in this department.