Are You Daydreaming Your Life Away?

Self Harm And MD

Very interesting post from someone who I have admired for speaking out about self harm. In this post she admits to having MD for about ten years, but feels speaking to a therapist helped her to stop (she talks about this at about 9:40.)

Posted by daydreamingdisorder on November 25, 2013 at 12:23 AM 6082 Views

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Reply Patricia
12:23 PM on March 17, 2017 
I am very grateful for this video, I didn't even know at first that there were many people out there with this disorder. I didn't even know that there was a name for it. I've had this disorder for as long as I can remember. My mother also have this disorder as well. My mother's is worse than mine. She really go through a lot. I just wish that there was more options in trying to get rid of it for the both of us. It's really something that gets in the way of my everyday doings such as school, relationships, goals, etc.
Reply Dan
10:40 AM on February 18, 2017 
Thanks for your video and your help. It is worst then self harm because you take yourself out of life.
Reply Beatrix
10:05 PM on May 1, 2016 
I think I'm a maladaptive daydreaming because I'm ALWAYS in a fantasy or fantasies. I have fantasy worlds (two) that I live in. It's on the border of this world and either one of my two worlds. I have friends, a second family, and my name is different too (sometimes I would imagine me as a different person). I started at 7 years old or younger. I made up my own people and location. Back then/When I was younger, I would imagine people and things that I love. For example, I would imagine things like me singing in front of people like Jeff the Killer, Ticci Tobi, anime characters, and various other people and things. I could go on for hours and hours and random things could trigger this. I could me looking out the window and my mind would just blow up and I would go into deep daydreaming. A lot of the time, I would just do weird things like talk to myself and do weird like movements I think. I have more to say, but I don't feel like finishing...
Reply lia
1:23 AM on November 21, 2014 
nice one.i do appreciate your effort..this one was of some comforting to know that i am not the only one sufffering .it is that i had been under same ongoings since early childhood .it was fun till many years but since last 6-7 years i have been realizing about its negative side. I tried to force myself out of it but unknoingly any event ,act or movie scene or even on reading some content ,daydreaming is triggered.and I do lack to trace out time then, it is all like so tempting and pleasant to resist and is to autamatic .I did had experienced that daydreamings started to interfere with my daily normal activities .And also am afraid to tell people out of emberrassment. Your effort did made me aware about its perticular name and picture.
Reply lou
7:21 PM on September 29, 2014 
i was watching that movie "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty" the other day and immediately felt identified with the character and his daydreaming fantasies, but didn't gave much thought to it. today i was browsing the web looking for some of the movie's music when I stumbled with a comment mentioning maladaptive daydreaming. i didnt knew there was a name for it. i just though i was socially awkward and that my ADHD was to blame for my constant daydreaming. stress usually trigger my daydreams, anger being the principal catalyst. i find myself fantasizing about confronting the people that make me feel inadequate and weird -which i never do, because i am super shy and introverted, sometimes living out my fantasy where i think no one can see me... although i have been surprised by people in multiple occasions since i was a kid, which is super embarrassing. i always considered myself to be creative, always enjoyed music and art, but i became an engineer out of economic necessity thinking i could still be creative while designing machines. turns out doing math or coding is particularly hard when you daydream... anyway, thank you for the video. i dont feel like such a weirdo anymore. not that much.
Reply Jessey
3:36 AM on September 6, 2014 
Didn't know until today there is a name for it. I spend almost half of my waking time daydreaming. It's so elaborate and complicated that even I get confused. I've come to the point where actually it starts to sip into my real reality. Today I cut out every trigger that drives me into it. Really loved the video. Thank you for helping me realize I'm not alone in this.
Reply Natalie
2:41 PM on July 20, 2014 
Never in my life have I thought I could relate with someone about my daydreaming until I saw this video.
Reply elissa
11:37 PM on April 21, 2014 
i love your video. I relate to it so much I've suffer maladaptive daydreaming for years now serious. I feel like I want to help everyone out there that suffers from this too. Maybe u can help me help others as well as myself. please email at [email protected] if u do