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Maladaptive Daydreaming Info Center

In 2002, the concept of maladaptive daydreaming (MD) was introduced to describe a time-consuming absorption in fantasy that may cause distress and/or interfere with social, academic, vocational, and other critical areas of functioning. 

MD is an immersive form of daydreaming that creates a sense of presence in the fanciful fantasy world created. There is evidence that MD is a dissociative disorder characterized by compulsive and addictive features. 

According to studies, MD is associated with dissociative absorption, ADHD, OCD, depression, and anxiety. Researchers have found that a subgroup of individuals with MD experienced adverse childhood experiences like emotional neglect or abuse, social anxiety, or isolation. This suggests that MD might be involved in emotional regulation.

Maladaptive Daydreaming info center

The information on this page is organized into easy-to-navigate categories.

We provide reliable information about maladaptive daydreaming reported in the digital and printed press, broadcast on radio, podcasts, or informational videos. Also available are useful links, online communities, and the MD art collection.

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