Friday, December 2

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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
r/MaDDSolutions partners with r/maladaptivedreaming
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r/MaDDSolutions partners with r/maladaptivedreaming

Sub poised for revival. r/MaDDSolutions was made about a year ago as a place for those wanting to proactively address their Maladaptive Daydreaming to discuss their methods, tips, successes and struggles without sifting through the more general content and questions allowed on r/maladaptivedreaming. Unfortunately it never quite took off. So the Mod there has shifted management to the larger subreddit, hoping a stronger affiliation will breathe life back into this community. We are looking to build a mod team there, we will need people willing to:Build the sub by giving it an identity; a wiki, sidebar, rules, mission statement etcSet pace and tone by providing content in the form of posts and comments.General mod duties of handling reports and ensuring content meets sub guidelines...
French-Language MD Community merging with new Discord server.
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French-Language MD Community merging with new Discord server.

Notre Discord! La communauté French Reverie Compulsive a officiellement fusionné avec un serveur alternatif. Les anciens liens RC ne fonctionneront plus car ce serveur a été interrompu. Si vous étiez membre de RC, ou auriez aimé l'être, rejoignez-nous sur DaydreamingFr, le serveur MD de langue française ! The French MD community has officially merged with an alternate server.  The old RC links will no longer work as that server has been discontinued.  If you were a member of RC, or would have liked to have been, join us on DaydreamingFr,  the French Language MD server!Cliquez ICIClick HERE
Results in; October 1st chosen as MD awareness date.
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Results in; October 1st chosen as MD awareness date.

The awareness poll results are in. This poll was shared across MD communities on a variety of platforms. Thank you to everyone who participated. October 1st is the date that was chosen. MDC members are currently working to meet requirements for awareness day registries. In the meantime though; we do not need the date to be registered to observe it. Please contact the MDC with awareness event or campaign ideas.
Maladaptive Daydreaming Center launches today!
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Maladaptive Daydreaming Center launches today!

Hello everyone! Today, 2nd October 2021, we are officially opening the gate of this new website.The purpose of it is to have one center for all projects and online communities that have sprouted on the internet during the lasts decade. More and more people are now informed about the existence of the maladaptive daydreaming disorder, but the way to achieve a wide and full awareness of it is still long. Here you can find the main communities on every social network, projects, videos and anything related to maladaptive daydreaming. We are the administrators and moderators of the main communities and we hope that with our united presence to raise awareness on this psychological problem, still very much unknown and misunderstood. Thank you for dedicating your time to visit us! ...
How to view The Daydreamers documentary
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How to view The Daydreamers documentary

'The Daydreamers' documentary has been selected for this year's 'Rhode Island International Film Festival'.Because of the pandemic, the festival is organizing online screenings, which gives everyone around the world an opportunity to access the film for free. 'The Daydreamers' is scheduled to go live from this Friday August 13th at 5:15pm EST. It will be available to watch for a full seven days following its launch, so the last day to watch it will be Friday August 20th. You'll be able to access the film using this link: https://prog.tsharp.xyz/en/riiff/39/film/6810/The-DaydreamersOnce the film goes live, you will see a viewing link appear as well as a ticket icon, which will direct you to 'The Daydreamers' screening block. To access the film, you will just need to click the "To V...