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Are Defense Styles Mediators between traumatic Experiences and Maladaptive Daydreaming?
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Are Defense Styles Mediators between traumatic Experiences and Maladaptive Daydreaming?

New paper published. Alessandro Musetti, Alessio Gori, Giovanni Michelini, Cinzia Di Monte, Christian Franceschini & Rachele Mariani recently published a new paper in Current Psychology; A Journal for Diverse Perspectives on Diverse Psychological Issues. From the abstract: Maladaptive daydreaming (MD) is a new proposed mental disorder in which an excessive absorption in vivid, narrative fantasies generates impairments in various life domains. This study aimed to examine the role of traumatic life experiences and immature, neurotic, and mature defense styles in MD. Three hundred and fifty-six Italian adults, ranging in age from 18 to 60 years completed an online survey, including measures of MD, traumatic life events, and defense styles. A multiple mediation model showed that...
Immersive and Maladaptive Daydreaming and Divergent Thinking in Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Immersive and Maladaptive Daydreaming and Divergent Thinking in Autism Spectrum Disorders

New paper published! Melina Jay West, Eli Somer and Inge-Marie Eigsti recently published a paper on divergent thinking, MD and ASD. It was published in Imagination, Cognition and Personality, a Sage Journal; "Since 1981, Imagination, Cognition and Personality has presented thoughtful investigations of mental images and fantasies, memory fragments and future anticipations, sensations and emotions, intrapersonal communication, and narrative constructions." The following is from the Abstract: Little is known about the internal mental experiences of individuals with ASD. While some research suggests a limited capacity for imagination, other studies show heightened interest in fantasy and unique forms of creative thinking in ASD. This study explored daydreaming experiences in adults wit...
Support for MD on Zoom
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Support for MD on Zoom

Maladaptive Daydreaming Community Support Group User Scole has started a support group which meets on Zoom weekly. Two times are available, one Friday and one Sunday, to accommodate a variety of time zones. Users get together (video not required) and discuss their experiences in a guided discussion. As of now the group sits at about 3 members, meeting invites are posted on both Discord and Reddit. If you're interested in taking part, or want to learn more, join the Discord for more information.