Wednesday, June 19

Maladaptive Daydreaming vs Inattentive ADHD; How to Spot the Difference

Inflow Describes Similarities and Differences in MD and ADHD

Inflow is an app designed to help users manage ADHD, their associated website also publishes articles relevant to that mission. Recently the site published this piece on the differences between MD and Inattentive ADHD.

  • People with and without ADHD daydream. It becomes maladaptive when it interferes with daily life, and the dreamer urgently needs to return to dreaming.
  • Maladaptive daydreaming (MD) is not a recognized mental health condition, but researchers are working towards distinguishing it from other established conditions.
  • MD is often misdiagnosed as ADHD, even though the two are separate.
  • Maladaptive daydreaming can present like ADHD since it can lead to inattentiveness and distractibility.
  • MD is an elaborate, conscious, and voluntary activity.
  • ADHD daydreaming differs from MD as it’s primarily uncontrolled, unconscious, and involuntary.
Maladaptive daydreaming vs. inattentive ADHD: how to spot the difference (

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