About Us

Who are we ?   

The International Consortium for Maladaptive Daydreaming Research (ICMDR), established in 2017, is a partnership of researchers interested in the study of immersive and dysfunctional forms of daydreaming. We are not a formal or registered organization but rather, an academic milieu, which provides peer support and updates from the field, and facilitates research collaborations. Whenever we encounter a researcher interested in Maladaptive Daydreaming, we invite them to join in; Thus, we are constantly growing. The ICMDR currently comprises approximately 30 researchers at various stages of their careers. Research groups emanate from different parts of the world including the USA, Australia, Italy, Hungary, the UK, Poland, Switzerland, Brazil, Israel, and Greece. To get acquainted with us please visit our researchers' page.

Our Mission   

Our main mission is to promote scientific knowledge on maladaptive daydreaming (MD) by fostering studies on the developmental trajectories, phenomenology, psychopathology, brain function, and treatment of MD.

 

We strive to foster interdisciplinary collaborations between mental health professionals, researchers of consciousness and cognition, and brain scientists worldwide for the advancement of the study of MD. 

 

We also strive to understand the trait of immersive daydreaming, the non-pathological form of absorptive daydreaming, and its psychological and brain features.

Ultimately, we aim to improve the recognition of MD among mental health professionals and scholars in the hope that the pursuit of these goals could help the many who suffer from MD and in need of help. We are eager to work with consumer organizations for the promotion of public and professional MD awareness.

Join Us   

We are always looking for new partners to join us in this mission.

 

Interested researchers and graduate students are welcome to join the consortium and its efforts.

Whether you are a fellow researcher, a Ph.D. candidate, an M.A. student, or an ambitious MDer -
we will be happy to find ways to collaborate with you.

For more information, please contact Dr. Nirit Soffer-Dudek or Prof. Eli Somer.