Maladaptive Daydreaming Publications

Projects in preparation

Soffer-Dudek, N. Aquarone, R., & Somer, E. (In preparation). Maladaptive daydreaming among consecutive British patients diagnosed with Dissociative Identity Disorder.

 

Herscu, O. & Somer, E. (In preparation). Therapy for Maladaptive daydreaming: A randomized controlled trial of a self-guided web-based therapeutic intervention.

Bartels, R., Criminale, C. &  Somer, E. (In preparation). Maladaptive daydreaming among individuals with compulsive sexual behaviors

 
 

Peer-reviewed Publications

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* In press (authored  by ICMDR researchers)

 

Soffer-Dudek, N. & Somer, E. (Invited chapter). Maladaptive daydreaming is a dissociative disorder: Supporting evidence and theory.

Salomon-Small, G., Somer, E., Harel, M. & Soffer-Dudek, N. (Under Review). Maladaptive Daydreaming and Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms: A confirmatory and exploratory investigation of shared mechanisms. Journal of Psychiatric ResearchDOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2021.02.017

Musetti, A., Franceschini, C., Pingani, L., Freda, M., Saita, E., Vegni, E., Zenesini, C., Quattropani, M., C., Lenzo, V., Margherita , G., Lemmo, D., Corsano, P., Borghi, L., Cattivelli, R., Plazzi, G., Castelnuovo, G., Somer, E., Schimmenti, A. (Under review). Maladaptive daydreaming in adult Italian population during the COVID-19 lockdown.  Frontiers in Psychology.

 

* Under review (authored  by ICMDR researchers)

 

Brenner, R., Somer, E., & Abu_Rayya, H.M. (Under review). Personality Traits and Maladaptive Daydreaming: Fantasy Functions and Themes in a Multi-Country Sample

 

Wen, H., Soffer-Dudek, N. & Somer, E. (Under review). Daily Feelings and the Affective Valence of Daydreams in Maladaptive Daydreaming: A Longitudinal Analysis.

 

Theodor-Katz, N., Somer, E., Maaravi Hesseg, R., & Soffer-Dudek, N. (Under review). Could immersive daydreaming underlie a deficit in attention? The prevalence and characteristics of Maladaptive Daydreaming in individuals with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Metin, B., Somer, E., Abu-Rayya, H.M, Schimmenti,A., & Göçmen, B. (Under review). 

Perceived Stress during the COVID-19 pandemic Mediates the Association Between Self-quarantine factors and Psychological characteristics and elevated Maladaptive Daydreaming.

* Published (authored  by ICMDR researchers, by year of publication)

 

Soffer-Dudek, N., Somer, E., Abu-Rayya, H. M., Metin, B., & Schimmenti, A. (2020). Different cultures, similar daydream addiction? An examination of the cross-cultural measurement equivalence of the Maladaptive Daydreaming Scale, Journal of Behavioral Addictions JBA. Retrieved Nov 7, 2020, from https://akjournals.com/view/journals/2006/aop/article-10.1556-2006.2020.00080/article-10.1556-2006.2020.00080.xml

 

Somer, E., Abu-Rayya, H.M., Schimmenti, A., Metin, B., Brenner, R. Ferrante, E., Göçmen, B., and Marino, A. (2020). Intensified maladaptive daydreaming is associated with COVID-19 social distancing, pre-existing psychiatric diagnoses, and worsening of psychological dysfunction indices in a large multi-country sample. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 11, 587455. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2020.587455

 

Ferrante, E., Marino, A., Guglielmucci, F., & Schimmenti, A. (2020). The Mediating Role of Dissociation and Shame in the Relationship Between Emotional Trauma and Maladaptive Daydreaming. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cns0000253 

 

Sándor, A., Münnich, Á., & Molnár, J. (2020). Psychometric properties of the Maladaptive Daydreaming Scale in a sample of Hungarian daydreaming-prone individuals, Journal of Behavioral Addictions JBA. Retrieved Oct 7, 2020, from https://akjournals.com/view/journals/2006/aop/article-10.1556-2006.2020.00050/article-10.1556-2006.2020.00050.xml

 

Ross, C.A., Ridgway, J., & George, N. (2020). Maladaptive Daydreaming, Dissociation, and the Dissociative Disorders. Psychiatric Research & Clinical Practice. Published Online: 5 Oct 2020. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.prcp.20190050

 

Somer, E., Abu-Rayya, H.M., & Brenner, R. (2020): Childhood Trauma and Maladaptive Daydreaming: Fantasy Functions and Themes In A Multi-Country Sample. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, DOI: 10.1080/15299732.2020.1809599

 

Greene, T., West, M. & Somer, E. (2020). Maladaptive daydreaming and emotional regulation difficulties: A Network Analysis. Psychiatric Research, 285. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2020.112799

   - - -   Greene, West & Somer (2020). Supplementary materials.

 

Gervasi, S., Santoro, G. & Schimmenti, A. (2019). Maladaptive daydreaming: teoria, ricerca e implicazioni cliniche del disturbo da sogni a occhi aperti. Psichiatria & Psicoterapia, 38(4), 237-249. (Maladaptive daydreaming: theory, research, and clinical implications of daydreaming, In Italian).

Marcusson-Clavertz, D., West, M., Kjell, Somer, E. (2019) A daily diary study on maladaptive daydreaming, mind wandering, and sleep disturbances: Examining within-person and between-persons relations. PLoS ONE 14(11): e0225529. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal. pone.0225529

 

Schimmenti, A., Somer, E. & Regis, M. (2019). Maladaptive daydreaming: Towards a nosological definition. Annales Medico-Psychologiques, 177, 865-874. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amp.2019.08.014

 

Ross, C.A., West, M., & Somer, E. (2019). Self-Reported Medication And Recreational Drug Effectiveness In Maladaptive Daydreaming. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 208(1), 77-80.  DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000001091

 

West, M. & Somer, E. (2020). Empathy, emotion regulation and creativity in immersive daydreaming. Imagination, Cognition and Personality,  39(4), 358-373. DOI: 10.1177/0276236619864277

 

Abu-Rayya, H.M., Somer, E. & Knane, H. (2020). Maladaptive daydreaming is associated with intensified psychosocial problems experienced by female survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Violence Against Women, 26(8), 825-837.  https://doi.org/10.1177/1077801219845532

 

Abu-Rayya, H. M., Somer, E., & Meari-Amir, S. (2019). The Psychometric Properties of the Arabic 16-Item Maladaptive Daydreaming Scale (MDS-16-AR) in a Multicountry Arab Sample. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 6(2), 171-183. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cns0000183

 

Somer, E., Abu-Rayya, H.M. & Nsairy Samaan, Z. (2019). Maladaptive daydreaming among recovering substance use disorder patients: its prevalence and mediation of the relationship between childhood trauma and dissociation. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction.

International Journal of Mental Health and Addictions, 17(2), 206-216https://doi.org/10.1007/s11469-018-0011-9

 

Zsila, Á., Urbán, R., McCutheon, L.E. & Demetrovics, Z. (Advance online publication, 2019). A path analytic review of the association between psychiatric symptoms and celebrity worship: The mediating role of maladaptive daydreaming and desire for fame. Personally and  Individual Differences, 151, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2019.109511

Schimmenti, A. Sideli, L. La Marca, L., Gori, A. & Terrone, G.  (2019): Reliability, Validity, and Factor Structure of the Maladaptive Daydreaming Scale (MDS–16) in an Italian Sample. Journal of Personality Assessment 102(5), 689-701. Published online: 23 Apr 2019. Doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00223891.2019.1594240

 

Somer, E., Somer, L. & Halpern, N. (2019). Representations of maladaptive daydreaming and the self: A qualitative analysis of drawings, The Arts in Psychotherapy.  63, 102-110https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aip.2018.12.004

 

Somer, E. (2019). On dissociative identity disorder and maladaptive daydreaming. Frontiers in the Psychotherapy of Trauma and Dissociation, 3(1):14–18. https://doi.org/10.XXXX/ftpd.2019.0020

 

Pietkiewicz, I.J., Nęcki, S., Bańbura, A, & Tomalski, R. (2018). Maladaptive daydreaming as a new form of behavioral addiction. Journal of Behavioural Addictions, 7(3), 838-843. DOI: 10.1556/2006.7.2018.95

Zsila, Á., McCutcheon, L.E., & Demetrovics, Z. (2018). The association of celebrity worship with problematic Internet use, maladaptive daydreaming, and desire for fame. Journal of Behavioral Addictions.  Retrieved from https://akademiai.com/doi/pdf/10.1556/2006.7.2018.76. DOI: 10.1556/2006.7.2018.76.

 

Jopp, D. S., Dupuis, M., Somer, E., Hagani, N., & Herscu, O. (2018). Validation of the Hebrew Version of the Maladaptive Daydreaming Scale (MDS-H): Evidence for a Generalizable Measure of Pathological Daydreaming. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 6(3), 242-261. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cns0000162 

 

Bershtling, O., & Somer, E. (2018). The micro-politics of a new mental condition: Legitimization in maladaptive daydreamers’ discourse. The Qualitative Report, 23(8), 1983-2002. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol23/iss8/14

 

Ross, C.A. (2018).The Potential Relevance of Maladaptive Daydreaming in Treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder in Persons With Ritual Abuse and Complex Inner Worlds. Frontiers in the Psychotherapy of Trauma and Dissociation, 1(2), 149-162. doi: https://doi.org/10.XXXX/ftpd.2017.0010

 

Soffer-Dudek, N. & Somer, E. (2018) Trapped in a Daydream: Daily Elevations in Maladaptive Daydreaming Are Associated With Daily Psychopathological Symptoms. Frontiers in Psychiatry 9(194). doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00194

 

Somer, E. (2018). Maladaptive daydreaming: Ontological analysis, treatment rationale and a pilot case report. Frontiers in the Psychotherapy of Trauma and Dissociation, 1(2), 1-22.  

 

Somer, E. & Herscu, O. (2017). Childhood trauma, social anxiety, absorption and fantasy dependence: Two potential mediated pathways to maladaptive daydreaming. Journal of Addictive Behaviors, Therapy & Rehabilitation, 6(3) (open access) DOI: 10.4172/2324-9005.1000170.

 

Somer, E., Soffer-Dudek, N., & Ross, C. A. (2017). The comorbidity of daydreaming disorder (Maladaptive Daydreaming). Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 205(7), 525-530. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0000000000000685

 

Somer, E., Soffer-Dudek, N., Ross, C. A., & Halpern, N. (2017). Maladaptive daydreaming: Proposed diagnostic criteria and their assessment with a structured clinical interview. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 4(2), 176-189. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cns0000114

 

Somer, E. Somer, L. & Jopp, S.D. (2016). Childhood Antecedents and Maintaining Factors in Maladaptive Daydreaming. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 204(6), 471-478.  DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0000000000000507

 

Somer, E. Somer, L. & Jopp, S.D. (2016). Parallel Lives: A Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experience of Maladaptive Daydreaming. Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 17(5), 561-576. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15299732.2016.1160463

 

Somer, E., Lehrfeld J., Jopp, D.S., & Bigelsen, J. (2016). Development and Validation of the Maladaptive Daydreaming Scale (MDS). Consciousness and Cognition, 39, 77-91. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2015.12.001

 

Bigelsen, J., Lehrfeld, J.M., Jopp, D.S. & Somer, E. (2016). Maladaptive daydreaming: Evidence for an under-researched mental health disorder. Consciousness and Cognition, 42, 254-266. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2016.03.017

 

Bigelsen, J., & Schupak, C. (2011). Compulsive fantasy: Proposed evidence of an under-reported syndrome through a systematic study of 90 self-identified non-normative fantasizers. Consciousness and Cognition: An International Journal, 20, 1634-1648. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2011.08.013

 

Somer, E. (2002). Maladaptive daydreaming: A qualitative inquiry. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy 32(2), 195-210. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1020597026919

 

Somer, E. (2002). Maladaptive Daydreaming: Um Inquérito Qualitativo. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy 32(2), 195-210. A Portuguese translation retrieved from: https://cdn-cms.f-static.com/uploads/436421/normal_59c54b7c8cdef.pdf

 *Published (by non-ICMDR authors)

 

Vázquez-Rivera, S., de la Vega-Rodríguez, I., García-Villamor, M., Díaz-Marsá, M., & Carrasco-Perera, J. L. (2020). Trastorno dr Ensoñación Excesiva: Cracterísticas Clínicas y Neuropsycológicas del PrimerCaso Descrito en España. Revista De Casos Clínicos En Salud Mental, 8(1). Recuperado a partir de http://www.casosclinicosensaludmental.es/ojs/index.php/RCCSM/article/view/48

 

Alenizi, M.M., Alenazi, S.D., Almushir, S., et al. (October 03, 2020) Impact of Maladaptive Daydreaming on Grade Point Average (GPA) and the Association Between Maladaptive Daydreaming and Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). Cureus 12(10): e10776. doi:10.7759/cureus.10776

 

Adeniz, E. (2020). Daydreaming Overdose: Maladaptive Daydreaming. PsiNossa, 60, 29-31 (In Turkish)

 

Dujić, G., Antičević, V. & Mišetić, I. (2020). Contribution of Maladaptive Daydreaming to the Level of Psychological Distress and Coping Strategies. Socijalna psihijatrija (Social Psychiatry), 48 (1), 3-19. https://doi.org/10.24869/spsih.2020.3 (In Serbian)

 

Vally, Z., Moussa, D., Khalil, E., Al Fahel,  A., Al Azry, N., & Jafar, N. (2020). Celebrity worship in the United Arab Emirates: An examination of its association with problematic Internet use, maladaptive daydreaming, and desire for fame. Psychology of Popular Media. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000276  

Wang, Q., Dong, X., & Li, X. (2019). rTMS as an add-on treatment for maladaptive daydreaming over 10 years in patients with schizophrenia: A case report. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 43, 208–209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajp.2017.10.025

 

Rebello, P., Johnson, K., D'Souza, P., Rao, P.R., & Malamarthi, S. (2019). A case report on maladaptive daydreaming. Galore International Journal of Health Science and Research, 4(1), 33-36.

 

Wei, L. (2018). 非适应性白日梦: 概念、测评及共病情况 (Maladaptive daydreaming: concept, assessment and comorbidity). Journal of Nervous Diseases and Mental Health, 18 (1), 61-65 (In Chinese).

 

Anwar, M., Aqeel, M., & Shuja, K.M. (2018). Linking Social Support, Social Anxiety and Maladaptive Daydreaming: Evidence from University Students of Pakistan. Foundation University Journal of Psychology, 2(2), 139-179.

 

Schupak, C. & Rosenthal, J. (2009). Excessive daydreaming: A case history and discussion of mind wandering and high fantasy proneness. Consciousness and Cognition: An International Journal, 18, 290-292. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2008.10.002

 

Other Scientific Publications

* Papers presented in conferences (by ICMDR researchers, sample)

 

West, M., Somer, E., & Eigsti, I. M. (June 2020) The association between autism traits and maladaptive daydreaming. Poster presented at the International Society for Autism Research 2020 Virtual Meeting

Ross, C, Somer, E., Schimmenti, A., Sandor, A., Pietkiewicz, I. & Somer, L. (October 2019).  Maladaptive Daydreaming: an Overview of a Proposed Disorder. Symposium presented at the 7th Biennial Conference of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation, Rome, Italy.

Bershtling, O. & Somer, E. (2019, June). The micro-politics behind the discovery of a new “mental disorder”: Legitimisation in the discourse of individuals suffering from maladaptive daydreaming. Paper presented at The Annual Conference of The Israeli Society for the History and Philosophy of Science. Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Breshtling, O. & Somer, E. (2019, May). The micro-politics behind the discovery of a new 'mental disorder': Legitimisation in the discourse of individuals suffering from maladaptive daydreaming. Paper presented at the 47th conference of the Israeli Anthropological Society: "Anthropology and Technology", Beer Sheva, Israel. 

Jopp, D.S. (2018, June). Maladaptive Daydreaming - Rêverie hors contrôle. Presentation Musée de la Main, Série de conference “La conscience sous contrôle”,  Lausanne, Switzerland (in French). 

 

Breshtling, O. & Somer, E. (2018, September). The micro-politics of a new mental condition: Legitimization in the discourse of individuals with 'maladaptive daydreaming. Paper presented at Qualitative Research in Mental Health Conference, Berlin, Germany.

 

Somer, E. (July, 2018). Maladaptive daydreaming (Daydreaming disorder): The ontological question of a newly discovered clinical construct. Invited colloquium presented at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.

 

Somer, E (2018, June). Maladaptive Daydreaming: a disorder of dissociative absorption and its relation to childhood emotional neglect. Paper presented at a round table international workshop titled  “An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Trauma Research: Between Brain and Behavior”,  Shefayim, Israel.

 

Herscu, O. (2018, June). Treatment of maladaptive daydreaming: The development and assessment of an online self-help computerized intervention. Paper presented at the departmental colloquium, School of Social Work, University of Haifa, Israel (Hebrew abstract).

 

Somer, E. (2018, March). Pathological daydreaming: New evidence for a dissociative absorption disorder. Pre-conference workshop presented at the yearly conference of the German Speaking Society for Psychotrumatology. Dresden, Germany.

 

Somer, E. (2017, November) Maladaptive daydreaming: New evidence for a dissociative absorption disorder. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation. Bern, Switzerland.

 

Somer, E. (2017, March). Maladaptive daydreaming – Evidence for a pathological form of absorption. Paper presented at the 34th annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Washington, DC, USA.

 

Wen, H., Haliczer, L.A. & Dixon-Gordon, L.K. (2017, September). Maladaptive dreamers:
The association between personality disorder symptoms and maladaptive daydreaming. Poster presented at the XV Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, Heidelberg, Germany.

* Papers presented in conferences (by non-ICMDR researchers)

 

None

* Non-peer reviewed publications 

 

Escudero, M. (2020). Ensoñación inadaptada: un diagnóstico controvertido (maladaptive daydreaming: A controversial diagnosis). Retrieved on Oct. 12, 2020 from https://mepsicologo.com/blog/ensonacion-inadaptada/ (in Spanish)

 

Witkin, M. (2019). Maladaptive daydreaming: Is it a "real thing"? The Brown University Child and Adolescent Behaviour Letter, 35(2)https://doi.org/10.1002/cbl.30353

 

Surdacki, M. (2018, Niepublikowany manuskrypt). Nadmierne fantazjowanie dzieci w kontradaptacyjnym fantazjowaniu: przyczyny i symptomy. Uniwersytet Medyczny we Wrocławiu (in Polish).

 

Surdacki, M. (2018, Unpublished translation). Children’s excessive daydreaming in Maladaptive daydreaming: causes and symptoms. Wroclaw Medical University, Poland.

 

Sándor, A. (2017). Examination of maladaptive daydreaming in the general population. English abstract of a thesis submitted to the Department of Health Psychology, University of Debrecen, Hungary (in Hungarian). A presentation of data from this thesis won the 2nd national prize for outstanding research, 2017 Conference of the Scientific Student Association, Hungary. Supervisor: Dr. Judit Molnár. 

 

Sándor, A. (2017). A maladaptív nappali álmodozás vizsgálata átlagpopulációban. Disszertáció összefoglaló, Debreceni Egyetem (in Hungarian).

 

Somer, E. (2013). From adaptive fantasy to dissociative psychopathology: On forms of daydreaming. A commentary on Young, W.C. (1988). Observations on Fantasy in the Formation of Multiple Personality Disorder Dissociation. Dissociation, 1(3) 13-20. ISSTDNews, Members Clinical Corner, June, 2013.

 

Regis, M. (2013). Daydreams and the Function of Fantasy.  Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: ISBN-10: 1137300760

 

 

Other Scientific Publications

* Papers presented in conferences (by ICMDR researchers, sample)

 

West, M., Somer, E., & Eigsti, I. M. (June 2020) The association between autism traits and maladaptive daydreaming. Poster presented at the International Society for Autism Research 2020 Virtual Meeting

Ross, C, Somer, E., Schimmenti, A., Sandor, A., Pietkiewicz, I. & Somer, L. (October 2019).  Maladaptive Daydreaming: an Overview of a Proposed Disorder. Symposium presented at the 7th Biennial Conference of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation, Rome, Italy.

Bershtling, O. & Somer, E. (2019, June). The micro-politics behind the discovery of a new “mental disorder”: Legitimisation in the discourse of individuals suffering from maladaptive daydreaming. Paper presented at The Annual Conference of The Israeli Society for the History and Philosophy of Science. Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, Israel.

 

Breshtling, O. & Somer, E. (2019, May). The micro-politics behind the discovery of a new 'mental disorder': Legitimisation in the discourse of individuals suffering from maladaptive daydreaming. Paper presented at the 47th conference of the Israeli Anthropological Society: "Anthropology and Technology", Beer Sheva, Israel. 

Jopp, D.S. (2018, June). Maladaptive Daydreaming - Rêverie hors contrôle. Presentation Musée de la Main, Série de conference “La conscience sous contrôle”,  Lausanne, Switzerland (in French). 

 

Breshtling, O. & Somer, E. (2018, September). The micro-politics of a new mental condition: Legitimization in the discourse of individuals with 'maladaptive daydreaming. Paper presented at Qualitative Research in Mental Health Conference, Berlin, Germany.

 

Somer, E. (July, 2018). Maladaptive daydreaming (Daydreaming disorder): The ontological question of a newly discovered clinical construct. Invited colloquium presented at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.

 

Somer, E (2018, June). Maladaptive Daydreaming: a disorder of dissociative absorption and its relation to childhood emotional neglect. Paper presented at a round table international workshop titled  “An Interdisciplinary Perspective on Trauma Research: Between Brain and Behavior”,  Shefayim, Israel.

 

Herscu, O. (2018, June). Treatment of maladaptive daydreaming: The development and assessment of an online self-help computerized intervention. Paper presented at the departmental colloquium, School of Social Work, University of Haifa, Israel (Hebrew abstract).

 

Somer, E. (2018, March). Pathological daydreaming: New evidence for a dissociative absorption disorder. Pre-conference workshop presented at the yearly conference of the German Speaking Society for Psychotrumatology. Dresden, Germany.

 

Somer, E. (2017, November) Maladaptive daydreaming: New evidence for a dissociative absorption disorder. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the European Society for Trauma and Dissociation. Bern, Switzerland.

 

Somer, E. (2017, March). Maladaptive daydreaming – Evidence for a pathological form of absorption. Paper presented at the 34th annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. Washington, DC, USA.

 

Wen, H., Haliczer, L.A. & Dixon-Gordon, L.K. (2017, September). Maladaptive dreamers:
The association between personality disorder symptoms and maladaptive daydreaming. Poster presented at the XV Congress of the International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders, Heidelberg, Germany.

* Papers presented in conferences (by non-ICMDR researchers)

 

None

* Non-peer reviewed publications 

 

Escudero, M. (2020). Ensoñación inadaptada: un diagnóstico controvertido (maladaptive daydreaming: A controversial diagnosis). Retrieved on Oct. 12, 2020 from https://mepsicologo.com/blog/ensonacion-inadaptada/ (in Spanish)

 

Witkin, M. (2019). Maladaptive daydreaming: Is it a "real thing"? The Brown University Child and Adolescent Behaviour Letter, 35(2)https://doi.org/10.1002/cbl.30353

 

Surdacki, M. (2018, Niepublikowany manuskrypt). Nadmierne fantazjowanie dzieci w kontradaptacyjnym fantazjowaniu: przyczyny i symptomy. Uniwersytet Medyczny we Wrocławiu (in Polish).

 

Surdacki, M. (2018, Unpublished translation). Children’s excessive daydreaming in Maladaptive daydreaming: causes and symptoms. Wroclaw Medical University, Poland.

 

Sándor, A. (2017). Examination of maladaptive daydreaming in the general population. English abstract of a thesis submitted to the Department of Health Psychology, University of Debrecen, Hungary (in Hungarian). A presentation of data from this thesis won the 2nd national prize for outstanding research, 2017 Conference of the Scientific Student Association, Hungary. Supervisor: Dr. Judit Molnár. 

 

Sándor, A. (2017). A maladaptív nappali álmodozás vizsgálata átlagpopulációban. Disszertáció összefoglaló, Debreceni Egyetem (in Hungarian).

 

Somer, E. (2013). From adaptive fantasy to dissociative psychopathology: On forms of daydreaming. A commentary on Young, W.C. (1988). Observations on Fantasy in the Formation of Multiple Personality Disorder Dissociation. Dissociation, 1(3) 13-20. ISSTDNews, Members Clinical Corner, June, 2013.

 

Regis, M. (2013). Daydreams and the Function of Fantasy.  Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: ISBN-10: 1137300760

 

 

Academic Research Papers (theses)

* By ICMDR students 

 

Harel-Schwarzmann, M. (2021). The association between maladaptive daydreaming and obsessive-compulsive disorder: An examination of mediating mechanisms. (Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel) (in Hebrew - English Abstract). 

Brenner, R. (2020). Personality Traits and Maladaptive Daydreaming: Fantasy Functions and Themes in a Multi-Country Sample. (Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel) (in Hebrew - English Abstract). 

 

Theodor-Katz, N. (2019). A daydream or an attention deficit? The relationship between Maladaptive Daydreaming and Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity disorder among individuals with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel) (in Hebrew - English Abstract). 

Knane, H. (2018). Maladaptive daydreaming exacerbates psycho-social problems experienced by female victims of intrafamilial childhood sexual abuse. (Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel) (in Hebrew - English Abstract).

Meari-Amer, S. (2018). Do family support and religiosity moderate the interconnections between maladaptive daydreaming and childhood trauma, emotional distress and social problems? (Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel) (in Hebrew - English Abstract).

Sándor, A. (2017). Examination of maladaptive daydreaming in the general population (Thesis submitted to the Faculty of General Medicine, University of Debrecen, Hungary) (in Hungarian - English abstract). A presentation of data from this thesis won the 2nd national prize for outstanding research, 2017 Conference of the Scientific Student Association, Hungary. Supervisor: Dr. Judit Molnár.

 

Nsairy-Simaan, Z. (2017). The relationship between childhood trauma, dissociation and maladaptive daydreaming among recovering substance use disorder patients. (Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel) (in Hebrew - English Abstract).

Herscu, O. (2015). When Life Becomes a Dream: The Relationship between Maladaptive Daydreaming, Childhood Trauma, Absorption, Social Anxiety, and Addiction to Daydreaming in a non-clinical student sample. (Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel) (in Hebrew - English Abstract).

* By non-ICMDR students 

 

Churchland, M. (2020). The tower, a Master’s thesis in creative writing about the experience of maladaptive daydreaming. University of British Columbia, Canada. Retrieved from https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0394112University of British Columbia. Retrieved from https://open.library.ubc.ca/collections/ubctheses/24/items/1.0394112

 

Pattison, K.D. (2020). Daydreamed: A creative representation of maladaptive daydreaming (An Undergraduate Research Scholars thesis, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA). Retrieved from Retrieved from https://oaktrust.library.tamu.edu/handle/1969.1/188459 

Huth, J. & Scramm, M. (2020). Mehr Realität ? Eine qualitative Interviewstudie mit maladaptiven Tagträumenden (More reality? A qualitative interview study with maladaptive daydreamers). A Master's thesis presented to Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, Germany (in German). 

Balestra, R. (2019). Rêveries compulsives : Validation de la version francophone du Maladaptive Daydreaming Scale (MDS-F) (Maladaptive daydreaming: validation of the French version of the Maladaptive Datdreaming Scale (MDS-F). Master's thesis submitted to the Faculté des sciences sociales et politiques, Université de Lausanne, Suisse (in French).] English abstract.

Castiglia, D. (2019). Maladaptive daydreaming : traumatismes et prédisposition à la rêverie comme facteurs de risque (Maladaptive daydreaming: trauma and predisposition to daydreaming as risk factors). Thesis submitted to Université de Lausanne, Faculté des sciences sociales et politiques, Université de Lausanne, Suisse (in French). English abstract.

De La Vega, P. (2018). Maladaptive daydreaming : une histoire pour survive (Maladaptive daydreaming: A story to survive). Thesis submitted to Université de Lausanne, Faculté des sciences sociales et politiques, Université de Lausanne, Suisse (in French). English abstract.

Thomson. C.A. (2018). Understanding Self-Identified Use of Maladaptive Daydreaming in Relation to Developmental Trauma: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Blogs. A thesis submitted to the University of Chester, UK for the Degree of Master of Science (Psychological Trauma) in partial fulfillment of the Modular Programme in Psychological Trauma.

 

Gorana, D. (2018). The contribution of daily maladaptive daydreaming to the level of psychological distress and coping with stress of health studies students. Master’s thesis submitted to the Department of Health Studies, University of Split, Croatia (in Croatian).

 

Yilmaz, H. (2018). The relationship between maladaptive daydreaming, attention deficit-hyperactivity, psychological well-being and academic performance, An undergraduate thesis submitted to the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, T.C. Maltepe University, Turkey

 

Cook, Mary, "Thin Places" (2018). English Honors Theses. 10. https://creativematter.skidmore.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1009&context=eng_stu_schol

 

Uslu, H. (2015). Understanding the relationship between media use and maladaptive daydreaming. A thesis submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences of Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA.

The International Consortium for Maladaptive Daydreaming Research

  • School of Social Work, Faculty of Social Welfare & Health Sciences, University of Haifa, Israel.

  • The Consciousness and Psychopathology Laboratory, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel.

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