Monday, April 22

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Introducing The International Society for Maladaptive Daydreaming (ISMD)
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Introducing The International Society for Maladaptive Daydreaming (ISMD)

A Daydream Come True We are thrilled to announce that today we have formally established The International Society for Maladaptive Daydreaming (ISMD): a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of persons with Maladaptive Daydreaming. ִThis is a great achievement for the maladaptive daydreaming community.  Find out how to become a part of our organization, or simply visit our newly launched website.
The MD Podcast Back for Season Three!
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The MD Podcast Back for Season Three!

Parallel Lives Podcast Returns to YouTube and Spotify Dimmer and Q return for season three of Parallel Lives; An MD Podcast. Parallel Lives posts a new episode on the 1st and 15th of every month, February through October. Topics cover the length and breadth of the MD experience and feature guests from the MD community. If you'd like to suggest a topic you can contact the show via ContactParallelLives@gmail.com Below is Episode1, Season3 on YouTube. You can find the show on Anchor (which links to other platforms , such as Spotify) HERE https://youtu.be/ZPcUI5FFm4A
Non-MDers needed for ICMDR Study
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Non-MDers needed for ICMDR Study

An appeal from the International Consortium for Maladaptive Daydreaming Research. We need your help in recruiting comparison non-MD participants! The Consciousness and Psychopathology lab currently studies reciprocal relations between self-concept, memories, and daydreaming. The maladaptive daydreaming (MD) community has always been very forthcoming. We were less successful in recruiting a non-MD control group which is necessary to understand MD's effect better. Fortunately, we were recently able to secure some funding for this purpose. To compensate respondents for their time, we will send them Amazon voucher gift cards worth $25! Still, it is difficult for us to reach interested non-MD respondents. We appeal to all who are comfortable distributing our Call for participants and enc...
Mental Imagery and Daydreaming; Call for Participation
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Mental Imagery and Daydreaming; Call for Participation

Call for Participation in Daydreaming Study by the University of New South Wales, Sydney Hi there, We are conducting an experiment looking at mental imagery and its relationship with daydreaming. This study is conducted online, and if you wish to participate, please read the following instructions. If you are not interested, then please disregard this. In this study you will be answering questionnaires related to your mental imagery, daydreams, and daily life. The questionnaires should take approximately 30 minutes to complete. At the completion of this experiment, you will be entered into a $100 gift card draw as recompense for your participation. If you have any questions about this study, please don’t hesitate to ask us at: aphantasia@pearsonlab.org Online Questi...
Discrimination, Identity Shame, and MD; A Call for Participation
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Discrimination, Identity Shame, and MD; A Call for Participation

New MD Study Looks for Subjects Hi, I am Faisal Lalani, working with Professors Eli Somer and Hisham Abu-Rayya from the University of Haifa, Israel. I will be conducting interviews as part of a research study aimed at increasing our understanding of the experience of discrimination, identity shame, and maladaptive daydreaming among minority or disabled individuals. Suppose you have experienced shame due to a disability or your racial or ethnic identity and believe you have maladaptive daydreaming. In that case, you are invited to join this study because you are in an ideal position to give us valuable first-hand information on these experiences. Should you agree to participate, please fill out this brief questionnaire, which contains an informed consent form to sign, the 16-item mal...
Call for participation; Self-Concept, Memory and Daydreaming
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Call for participation; Self-Concept, Memory and Daydreaming

Graduate Research on Maladaptive Daydreaming. A new call for participation went out this month. Graduate student Ori Median, of Ben Gurion University, is calling on the MD community to take part in a study on "the dynamics and reciprocal relations between self-concept, memories, and daydreaming." 18+English LanguageMDers only My name is Ori and I'm a graduate student of Dr. Nirit Soffer-Dudek from Ben Gurion University, Israel. As some of you may know, one of the main focuses of research in the lab is Maladaptive Daydreaming. Much of the progress in Maladaptive Daydreaming research is due to the willingness of the MDer community to participate in our studies. We wish for MD to get recognized officially by the scientific and medical community, a recognition well deserved and such t...
Dreaming or Daydreaming During COVID-19 Lockdown: A Comparison Between Maladaptive and Nonmaladaptive Daydreamers
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Dreaming or Daydreaming During COVID-19 Lockdown: A Comparison Between Maladaptive and Nonmaladaptive Daydreamers

Italian Team Publishes Study in APA Journal Psychology of Consciousness Abstract: Starting from the idea that dreaming could be considered an index of the psychological health of individuals regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, a major risk of psychological maladjustment has been registered for maladaptive daydreamers. Nevertheless, there is a gap in literature about dreaming in MDers in general and particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. The aim of this study was to investigate differences in dreaming and dream content between probable MDers and non-MDers during the COVID 19 lockdown in Italy. A total of 3,857 Italian adults (664 probable MDers), completed the Maladaptive Daydreaming Scale (MDS-16) and the Mannheim Dream Questionnaire (MADRE). Among them, 1,095 participants (222 pro...
MD Gets $300,000 Grant
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MD Gets $300,000 Grant

Dr. Nirit Soffer-Dudek to launch 5 year study of MD The Israeli study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology on the MD path to ADHD continues to garner attention. ADDitude, a publication of a vast American-based ADHD organization, recently featured a report on the findings, with an interview with Dr. Nirit Soffer-Dudek.The MD field has been recognized by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF). Nirit received a 300,000$ grant for a proposed 5-year study titled: "Maladaptive Daydreaming: Exploring Dissociation-Related Mechanisms ."Congratulations, Nirit, for this impressive achievement, and thank you for getting such recognition for our new field.https://daydreamresearch.wixsite.com/md-research/post/maladaptive-daydreaming-recognized-with-grants?postId=9dc654e7-362b-4b46-8135-72ebe...
New Spanish-Language Community
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New Spanish-Language Community

Nuevo sub sobre la Ensoñación Excesiva A new subReddit dedictaed to Maladaptive Daydreaming has been created for Spanish-speaking sufferers. From the official announcement: Dear all, and especially those Spanish-speakers Daydreamers among you,...Today's access to information through new technologies have enabled us to come together in this corner of the Internet to talk about what and how we dream. And the fact that I have finally found a group of people with whom to talk to, and find support from, really means a lot to me emotionally.... I personally am not a native English-speaker, and it wasn't until I gained fluency in this second language of mine that I really began connecting with other people with the same condition. And that is why, as a way of giving back to the world what ...
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: MD and Thought Patterns
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CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: MD and Thought Patterns

New Study of Maladaptive Daydreaming in Need of Participants Study objective: The current study explores the differences between distinct types of thought patterns impairing people’s ability to concentrate and be attentive to tasks they need to do (e.g., work, classes). We are looking for English-speaking adults who consider themselves daydreamers, or who have been formally diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We are seeking your consent to include you as a participant in our study.  Must be:English speaking18+Daydreamer and/or ADHD (formally diagnosed) Join us for an exciting study at the Consciousness & Psychopathology lab.Link for the study info and certificate of consent:https://bgupsych.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9AHk6fuZ6grPnro
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