Hi, Im thea, a maladaptive daydreamer, tbh, I don't know anything about this. This is my first time being in a forum, and I still dunno how to reply or do things around here. But one thing is for sure; I wanna overcome or just control my daydreams, it started when I was 6-7 yrs old, I'm 13. I hate to admit it because my daydream is fun for me but it distracts me from reality. Somehow I'm scared to overcome it cause I'm a writer, and I read a lot. So it's so hard to cope up, I'm scared that maybe what if I overcome MD and I lost interest in writing/reading? I'm still a teen and I'm aware that I maybe innocent or clueless about this thing but I wanna work for my dreams, and that is to write freely, no distractions and to focus on making my day better than yesterday. My passion/dreams, the maladaptive daydreaming, my hobbies--they're all connected. Please help me, I'm willing to learn. That's it, thank you have a good day, whoever person is reading this (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤
Don’t worry, you don’t have to give up your daydreams. Honestly it’s not really possible, even if you tried. The goal of “treatment” (though there isn’t really any recognized treatment out there) is to regain a balance between your daydreams and real life. Non-MDers have that balance naturally. It allows you to continue daydreaming, without the daydreaming interfering with what you want to do in reality.
Don't give up what you want most for what you want now.