Maladaptive Daydreaming Disorder
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My name is Kelsey. I have been a maladaptive daydreamer now for 13 years. I made this Tumblr so that I can talk with you about all aspects of MDD, as they come and go, and you can share too. Just know you aren't alone.


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"A living lucid dream". That's a beautiful and accurate way to describe it. Thank you. I'm glad I found your blog
- omgitsshrimp

Thank you very much. <3 I’m glad you found it too!

I have mdd and I find it in some ways really similar to schizophrenia, although significally less severe, of course, but still..., don't you think?
- Anonymous

I used to think this a while back. When I was around 14 I realized a lot of the patterns I had were apparent in one of my cousins, who is diagnosed with schizophrenia. I believe he would daydream during our family get togethers and his “movement” was eerily similar to mine (he would sort of hold a pencil or pen and move it around a lot). But now I think of it a bit differently.

Schizophrenia in my opinion is one of the most terrifying mental disorders out there in the fact that the schizophrenic has no control over what they are experiencing. The sounds and images experienced by a schizophrenic and a daydreamer could be similar but the difference is in control. Maladaptive daydreamers, believe it or not, can control their daydreams but the act of daydreaming feels like a necessity or an addiction of sorts that messes with their lives. Schizophrenics may deal with their illness with daydreams from time to time, but much or all of what they experience is completely not determined or controlled by them. I’d imagine its like a living nightmare, whereas MD is more like a living lucid dream.

Very interesting point and I’m glad you brought it up. (:

i just read that anon's message. i just wanted to tell her/him that at 15 years old you're still a kid and it feels like things won't get better but they do, so much better. the best things are still to come, the best moments of your life are waiting ahead and i promise you they're worth waiting for. i remember watching this video a few years ago and i found it very inspirational i hope you can share it (remove the brackets): www(.)youtube(.)com/watch?v=JdGq0KukZfM
- Anonymous

^^^^ <3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdGq0KukZfM

Hi,I'm15 and I've had mdd more seriously since I was 12.I also have depression&anxiety and I can't handle it anymore,it's so frustrating cause I literally have no one to talk to about this for many complicated reasons,I just want life to be over help
- Anonymous

No darling, life cannot be over for you. You are so young and lovely! Take it from someone who has been in your exact shoes almost seven years ago. Keep on. If you work with the depression and anxiety you will find the daydreaming may become far less necessary to cope. Whether that means reaching out for help professional or otherwise is completely up to you. And you have literally hundreds of people on this website (more realistically thousands, but hundreds in the community) who understand, and you can always talk to me or them about your struggles and I promise you will be understood. Here are some coping mechanisms you might find helpful: http://thedreamersof.tumblr.com/quit-tips 

(Source: mddmacaw)

Playlists maladaptive daydreamers can relate to #1: Hurry up, We’re Dreaming. Inspired by the M83 album. Very important lyrics. Runs about 33 minutes long. Thank you for the submissions!

oursecretstories:

"Seeya" (ft. Colleen D’Agostino) - deadmau5
Don’t wake me up, I’m winning wars inside my head
And maybe I’m weak but not beneath the covers of this bed
Asleep, I’m undefeated in this world of mine
So let me stay inside this dream and keep me from the light

I’ve built this place behind my eyes you’ll never see
And you can move my body but please keep my mind asleep
Beyond the galaxies where there’s no space or time
I will transform, I am reborn to rule over the skies

I, I feel it in my bones
Escape, the world I know
It’s all in my control
I, I just wanna stay this way
Blood pumping in my veins
I feel it, I feel it

Behind the darkness there’s a sea of neon light
And maybe you think I’m sinking, but you just can’t get inside
Don’t try to save me when my mind is finally free
Cause I’d rather run my own world than face your reality

It’s not enough for me to paint with black and white
Inside my head there are shades of red unknown to waking life
You think you’ve traveled far? You’ve never seen the stars
Cause the only the way is if I say you can follow me that far

I, I feel it in my bones
Escape, the world I know
It’s all in my control
I, I just wanna stay this way
Blood pumping in my veins
I feel it, I feel it

requested by anonymous

Another good song to relate to maladaptive daydreaming!

geizlieb:

Maladaptive Daydreaming is a psychological concept first introduced by Eli Somer to describe a proposed condition in which a person excessively daydreams or fantasizes, sometimes as a response to prior psychological trauma or abuse. It is a controversial condition in which an individual daydreams to an abnormal amount – such that it begins to have negative impacts on their real day to day life.

(via timidlittledreamer)

Just wanted to drop by and tell you how brave I think you are for being so open about your MDD. I've suffered since I was a little kid and still haven't built up the courage to tell a single person. Thank you for creating this blog for people. <3
- Anonymous

Wow, thank you so much! (: It took a long time for me to tell the closest people to me (my parents and sister) and making this blog definitely helped me do it. I’m comfortable showing my face and such on the blog now, but it did take a while.

Its August 15th, 2014 and thedreamersof is celebrating its third birthday! (:
I cannot believe I&#8217;ve had this blog for three years. I&#8217;ve been through a lot in regards to maladaptive daydreaming and mental health since then. I&#8217;ve had ups and downs for sure, and I can&#8217;t imagine the ups and downs that you have had yourself. {: If you are reading this I would like to thank you personally. Thank you to my followers because you have no idea how many times I&#8217;ve spent my lowest lows in the past three years thinking about the community I can reach out to when I need it. I&#8217;ve been thanked for making this blog and that alone is enough to keep going with it. If I can continue to help any of you in any way, let me know.
&lt;3 Kelsey

Its August 15th, 2014 and thedreamersof is celebrating its third birthday! (:

I cannot believe I’ve had this blog for three years. I’ve been through a lot in regards to maladaptive daydreaming and mental health since then. I’ve had ups and downs for sure, and I can’t imagine the ups and downs that you have had yourself. {: If you are reading this I would like to thank you personally. Thank you to my followers because you have no idea how many times I’ve spent my lowest lows in the past three years thinking about the community I can reach out to when I need it. I’ve been thanked for making this blog and that alone is enough to keep going with it. If I can continue to help any of you in any way, let me know.

<3 Kelsey