Thursday, October 6

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Parallel Lives Back for Season 2
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Parallel Lives Back for Season 2

MD Podcast returns for second year. Parallel Lives premiered in February of 2021. Season one saw hosts, Levi and Dimmer cover topics like 'Overcoming MD', 'A Therapists Perspective' and 'The Daydreamers Documentary'. Season two kicks off with a new host, Q, taking the place of Levi who left to move house and pursue career goals. This season hopes to take on a more conversational tone and so far has covered topics like 'Reacting to Anthony Padilla', 'The Zoom Support Group' and 'Linguistic Features of MD'. The season will run, same as the first, until October of 2022. And (fingers crossed!) will pick up for season three in February of 2023. Click HERE to see the podcast listings on Anchor. And HERE to view on YouTube.
“I Spent a Day With Maladaptive Daydreamers”
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“I Spent a Day With Maladaptive Daydreamers”

Popular YouTube Series covers MDers YouTuber, Anthony Padilla, features Maladaptive Daydreamers in his popular series "I Spent a Day With". I Spent a Day With is a series that focuses on interviewing people from all walks of life and often features episodes covering mental health issues. Guests for the MD episode are; Jayne Rachael, Patient "X", MD advocate and researcher, editor of The Daydreamer Newsletter. Levi, MD YouTuber (MaDDArt) and former Parallel Lives Podcast host. And Kristen, Parallel Lives Podcast host, coeditor of The Daydreamer and MD Youtuber (DimmerSwitchDisco).Watch below, or at Anthony Padilla's YouTube channel HERE. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqqOeE20Grc
New York Posts Covers Maladaptive Daydreaming
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New York Posts Covers Maladaptive Daydreaming

What Happens When Maladaptive Daydreaming Takes Over Your Life American publication, The New York Post, recently published an article on Maladaptive Daydreaming. In the article, by Jane Ridley, two parents talk about realising what their children are experiencing has a name. She admitted that her education suffered since it was “hard to focus” on classes. Her mother, Sara Thom, told The Post that she constantly worried about Ellie’s inattention in school.Thom recounted the time Ellie asked her what she thought about when she was “bored and sitting around with nothing to do.” Thom replied: “It’s usually about my to-do list and what’s happening next.”Ellie, she recalled, looked “disgusted” and blurted out: “But don’t you daydream?”https://nypost.com/2022/02/04/what-happens-when-malad...
Anthony Padilla Planning MD Episode
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Anthony Padilla Planning MD Episode

'I Spent A Day With' series asks community for input. Anthony Padilla is a popular YouTube personality whose "I Spent a Day With" series interviews everyone from K-Pop idols to Uber drivers. Often interviewing people living with various mental health conditions he has now set his sights on Maladaptive Daydreamers. Recently the community page on the Anthony Padilla YouTube channel asked it's viewers: if i were to spend a day with MALADAPTIVE DAYDREAMERS, what kinds of questions would you like to see me ask? What discussions would you like to see us have?https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPJHQ5_DLtxZ1gzBvZE99_g/community?lb=UgkxZRVOe0XIaFL5hwAdjDHh5vMX-3dsdN4w The episode is cast and has a tentative release date at the end of February 2022. If you would like to leave suggestions...
Pieces of a Nation Podcast Features MD
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Pieces of a Nation Podcast Features MD

Coping With Maladaptive Daydreaming in Everyday Life Richard Chiu, a Maladaptive Daydreamer himself, and co-host Cameron Logan sit down with their guest to talk about their experiences with MD. Pieces of a Nation is "an interview podcast that makes you feel stuff." Richard Chiu is an actor, producer and podcaster, click HERE to check out his Linktree. Kristen Fritzgerald is an activist for Maladaptive Daydreamer’s (MD for short). She has struggled with MD all her life and has learned to manage it and is highly involved with the community.We take a deep dive into her past, how she interacts with her family and friends and what we can actively do to manage MD’ing.With special co-host Cameron Logan (Host of My Alien Life Podcast)https://open.spotify.com/episode/3D515CQBOcHZn7jl0vUWkE ...
MD Researchers Discover TikTok
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MD Researchers Discover TikTok

Eli Somer and Jayne Rachael can now be found on the popular platform Maladaptive Daydreamers are finding an audience on the popular app TikTok where some content is receiving millions of views, prompting even professionals to adopt the platform as a way to spread resources, awareness and information. Eli Somer, the psychologist who coined the term 'Maladaptive Daydreaming' and leads much of the research into it has recently set up his own account. You can find it HERE.So has Jayne Rachael, the first MD patient and tireless advocate for the condition. You can see her account by clicking HERE.
LifeHacker Covers MD
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LifeHacker Covers MD

The Difference Between Normal and Maladaptive Daydreaming Lifehacker is a blog-style website that provides "tips, tricks, and downloads for getting things done". Recently freelance writer Emily Long covered the topic of MD there, in an article titled "The Difference Between Normal and Maladaptive Daydreaming". It gives a quick definition of MD and overview of some potential causes, but unlike the title may suggest it does not do a side by side comparison of typical daydreaming vs maladaptive daydreaming. Still, large websites with large audiences is a sign that awareness continues to grow and the general public and media are interested in hearing about it!Here's a short excerpt from the article: So-called maladaptive daydreaming may actually feel pleasant and therapeutic in som...
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
Popsugar Covers MD
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Popsugar Covers MD

If You Can Fantasize For Hours, There's a Name For That: Maladaptive Daydreaming Maggie Ryan, assistant editor of Popsugar Fitness, recently published a short article on MD. If gives a brief overview of the condition and adds to ever spreading awareness and interest in the topic. Maladaptive daydreaming is defined as daydreaming that is both very excessive and extremely immersive. It's "the ability to daydream in a very unique way, which is more immersive, fanciful, vivid, emotional, than most people," Dr. Soffer-Dudek explained, coupled with the compulsion to do it "excessively, to the point where it harms your life or impairs different domains of functioning."Dr. Soffer-Dudek compared it to watching a soap opera or a movie, "but you're in the movie, so it's even more exciting." ...
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Call for Participation; Article

NYC masters program journalist looking for interviewees If you would like to be interviewed by Lauren read the Call below and contact her via the email provided. Hi All,My name is Lauren and I'm a journalist and writer based in New York City. I'm currently working on an article about Maladaptive Daydreaming. I've currently been able to interview the leader of an MD support group and am in the process of setting up interviews with some "experts" including a documentary film director who did a piece on MD. I'm really hoping, however, to get to talk to some people within the community/who experience Maladaptive Daydreaming. Really to provide a platform for your experiences/stories/voices.If anyone here would be at all willing to speak with me, I'd be so appreciative of any time that ...