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A term used to describe some or all of the following symptoms:

- Excessive daydreaming, to the point where one cannot, or has difficulties with, functioning properly in real life

- Purposeful removal of oneself from situations that interrupt, prevent or otherwise disrupt daydreaming

- Creation of various storylines within daydreams, usually filling the holes in one’s own life (arousal, feeling of purpose, heroism, a social life, etc.)

- Tiredness (often caused by preventing oneself from sleeping so there is more time to daydream)

- Inability, or hindered ability, to maintain focus on real life scenarios in favor of daydreaming

Maladaptive Daydreaming is often associated with other, official terms, such as depression, ADHD, PTSD, schizophrenia and more.

There is no prescription to take in order to solve maladaptive daydreaming. The best solution is to seek professional therapy. Therapy isn’t as scary as it sounds; they ask what the problem is, and then work with you to develop a solution. They will never judge you, and have several degrees on how to deal with these kinds of situations. If therapy is not an option, alternative solutions would be to create a vent for your ideas and desires to flow into (keeping a journal, sharing ideas with friends, achieving real life goals, etc.).

If you searched this because you think you have maladaptive daydreaming, please don’t ignore it. It can ruin your life.
by raind0ve May 10, 2018
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Maladaptive Daydreaming is a medical condition in which a person will obsessively and uncontrollable daydream, this can be triggered from music, stories or nothing.
These Daydreams usually include: an idealised self, violence, rescue, capture, arousal, trauma, etc.
Most Maladaptive Daydreamer's have multiple worlds in there head, but all know that they aren't real.
''What is he doing?''
''Just Maladaptive Daydreaming.''
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When a person spends a big majority of their time just daydreaming. A person will actively move around daydreaming and music is a big trigger for it. There is no certain medication for it because doctors have just recently been studying it and are looking for a medication that would suit it best. People with Maladaptive daydreaming are often lazy because they would rather daydream. The daydreams are usually them in different situations with different people. They will daydream about what they wish they had in life such as maybe a girlfriend, a new friend, or just doing something cool in general. People with maladaptive daydreaming are often shy and don't have much of a social life.
Why does Tommy move around and listen to music all the time?

He must have maladaptive daydreaming
by Zeke Tittysburg February 17, 2014
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