Friday, December 2

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Your Brain Friend on Maladaptive Daydreaming
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Your Brain Friend on Maladaptive Daydreaming

Website has added a Maladaptive Daydreaming category Yourbrainfriend.com has added a category titled "Maladaptive Daydreaming" which, currently, has three articles. And they're pretty good XD. They give overviews of MD and it's connection to ADHD, an explanation of the Maladaptive Daydreaming Scale and a "What is Maladaptive Daydreaming" intro post. Here are the individual articles: Maladaptive Daydreaming and the ADHD Connection The Maladaptive Daydreaming Scale Explained What is Maladaptive Daydreaming? All You Need to KnowAnd here is a link to the category
Perceived Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic Mediates the Association Between Self-quarantine Factors and Psychological Characteristics and Elevated Maladaptive Daydreaming
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Perceived Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic Mediates the Association Between Self-quarantine Factors and Psychological Characteristics and Elevated Maladaptive Daydreaming

New Study Published From the Abstract: Since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost all countries have employed varying degrees of lockdown measures to limit the spread of the infection. Previous studies showed that individuals with maladaptive daydreaming (MD) are affected negatively by the lockdown. In this study, we explored a set of lockdown measures (e.g., self-quarantine) and personal factors (e.g., education, history of depression, and personality traits) that might potentially exacerbate MD experienced during the lockdown period. We also examined whether perceived stress acted as a mediator in the relationship between these factors and MD. During the frst lockdown from April to June, we analyzed data provided by 1083 individuals from the USA, the UK, Italy, and Turke...
TherapyTips Interviews MD Researchers About New Study.
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TherapyTips Interviews MD Researchers About New Study.

Mark Travers, PhD, talks with Eli Somer and Reut Brenner about the newest MD publication, Personality Traits and Maladaptive Daydreaming. Mark Travers, Of TherapyTips.org recently sat down with two MD researchers, Eli Somer and Reut Brenner, to discuss their most recent findings. Here's a brief excerpt from the article: Can you talk a little bit about why you narrowed in on the traits of grandiosity, separation insecurity, and Anhedonia and their relationship with maladaptive daydreaming?Eli Somer: We hypothesized that individuals with elevated MD would tend to address unmet emotional needs by engaging in compensatory fantasies specific to these personality needs. We thought that would be reasonable because the MD experience is reported to involve a powerful sense of presence, and ...
5 Most Upvoted Questions from Dr. Soffer-Dudek’s AMA
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5 Most Upvoted Questions from Dr. Soffer-Dudek’s AMA

Below are the most popular questions answered by a Maladaptive Daydreaming researcher. r/MaladaptiveDreaming’s annual AMA (ask me anything) was hosted by clinical psychologist Dr. Nirit Soffer Dudek, from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, this year.  She’s a member of the ICMDR, a leading researcher on the topic of Maladaptive Daydreaming. Anonymouselo11 asked:Do you have a favorite part about researching MD or a part of it that you find most fascinating? Also, what are the next steps in the research that you and your colleagues are working on/ is there a specific piece of information that you are hoping to uncover? Well first of all, thanks so much for your kind words. It is very motivating that a lot of people want us to keep doing this... I have a few most-fascinating part...
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Interview with Eli Somer

Question Time on maladaptive daydreaming The following article is the transcription of the video interview that Valeria Franco had with Professor Eli Somer, the first who have studied maladaptive daydreaming. You can watch the interview at this link. Valeria Franco: Hello everyone, this is Valeria Franco and today I have a very special guest joining me, Professor Eli Somer. Welcome Professor. Eli Somer: Pleasure to be here.Franco: Professor Somer, you were the first to have studied Maladaptive Daydreaming, in 2002, and so today I would like to talk with you to gain a better understanding of this problem.  I have asked my online communities if they had some questions for you and I have gathered here the most interesting ones.  Somer: Alright.Valeria: The first...