Hii so for the longest time I thought that there was something wrong with me. I am 15 years old, but i have been having these really complex, intricate little worlds in my mind, with lots of different characters and lots of different things happening.
I didnt even know that there is an actual word for it until I did some research.
in my head, I turn into and older person, with completely different friends and family; I have names and personas for all of them too. I have a completely different life, my personality is completely different. I have a best friend called Aisha who I always have conversations with- my parents always say that they can hear me talking to myself. I am very embarassed about it, so I won't tell you about any of the other people or scenarios, and I have never told anyone about this before. I also think that I like this person more than I like myself. it always distracts me, and whats worse is that I LOVE IT. I lie awake at night of it, and minutes turn into hours during the day. This is a vital year for me, I have some very important exams coming up and I have to be able to concentrate.
I really need help on how to "control" it or deal with it?
MD is basically a behavioral addiction (like gambling or shopping) that functions as an unhealthy coping mechanism. Therefore, finding and using other coping skills can be beneficial. Some that I see regularly are exercise, journaling, and mindfulness.
Don't give up what you want most for what you want now.