Wednesday, June 19

The Magic of Maladaptive Daydreaming

Her Campus revisits the topic of MD

You may remember another article from Her Campus, an online magazine created by, and catering to, college aged women, which featured UIC student Tayo Omoniyi sharing her experience as an MDer (to view that article click here). This month Her Campus revisits the topic of MD with a piece by, communications major, Carola Rios Perez. The article starts with an explination of MD before diving into Carola’s personal experience with the condition. Here is an excerpt from the article:

I believe that my ADHD is definitely involved in the process of these fantasies, given that I tend to hyperfixate on any given storyline that I concoct, rather than prioritize more pressing matters. My inability to focus on assignments isn’t anything new, as I’ve mentioned in my articles about Gifted Kid Burnout Syndrome and procrastination. However, realizing that what I’m experiencing has a name and that there’s information and research on it available online provides me some comfort, as well as a sense of relief. All that time I invest in these made-up worlds soothes me and eases my anxiety about not being in control of stressful situations. At some point, I’m probably going to need to work through that issue, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.

To read the full article click HERE

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