Hello, I'm new here. I really don't have any idea about MD. And I don't know if I have MD. I just went to google and search about excessive daydreaming because I can't stop creating scenarios inside my head. My daydreaming started when I was a kid, 7 or 8 maybe, I'm 24 now. At first I thought it was a normal daydreaming to escape from reality but it became an addiction when pandemic happened. I can't focus on my work and I have trouble completing daily tasks due to daydreams. One day I found myself laying in my bed all day scenarios that would never happen. I decided to stop using social media because it triggers me to daydream when I see people living their best life. I often imagine myself being overachiever because it gives me a pleasure even though I'm well aware that it's not a reality. I really want to get rid of this I'm just scared to ask help or advice from psychologist. I'm afraid that my mental health is getting worse because of this pandemic.
You’re definitely not alone in having worse mental health during the pandemic. You could seek help from a therapist, especially if you’re also experiencing other mental health issues like anxiety or depression, but most mental health professionals don’t know what MD is, let alone how to treat it.
MD is essentially a behavioral addiction, similar to shopping or gambling. As such, you might benefit from treatment methods for those conditions. However, it’s important to note that you can’t completely get rid of daydreaming. Everyone daydreams, and it’s an essential function of the brain that helps with problem solving and creativity, among other things. Generally the “goal” of treatment would be to regain a balance between reality and daydreams that you feel comfortable with. Non-MDers have this balance naturally.
Don't give up what you want most for what you want now.