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Maladaptive daydreaming, gender myths and me
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Maladaptive daydreaming, gender myths and me

Maladaptive Daydreaming and the Wellcome Collection Wellcome Collection is a museum and library in London, they are "a free museum and library exploring health and human experience". Their online presence includes a page on 'stories', "We tell stories about health and human experience. Our words and pictures make connections, provoke new thinking and share lived experiences," and recently featured a story, by Laura Grace Simpkins, on Maladaptive Daydreaming and the feminization of daydreaming. Ever since Odysseus’s men partook of the lotus, daydreaming has been negatively feminised. When the crew members join in with the tribe’s lotus lunch, they take themselves out of the sphere of male labour and reduce themselves to female domesticity and ‘unmindfulness’. In another mythological...
Call for Participation: French Speakers Needed
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Call for Participation: French Speakers Needed

University of Lausanne Conducting Research on Maladaptive Daydreaming I am part of a team led by Daniela Jopp; we are conducting research on this theme at the University of Lausanne, and this post is part of a recruitment effort.We have a focus on developing appropriate approaches to treatment, and on shedding light on the cognitive features of MDers, and interactions between MD and some of its prominent comorbidities.For now, we are only able to test French-speakers, however translation efforts are ongoing and we should soon be able to take on English-speakers as participants.Should you wish to become a subject in our research efforts, kindly express your interest through a mail to valentin.donze@unil.ch. Please specify in the mail whether you are a French-speaker, and we will get bac...
Call for Participation: Grad student dissertation
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Call for Participation: Grad student dissertation

Alliant International University Hello everyone! We are looking for volunteers who are maladaptive daydreamers to better understand their experiences. If you're interested, please click HERE. This study is conducted by graduate student Victoria Richardson, MA, under the supervision of Jan Estrellado, Ph.D. For more information email vrichardson@alliant.edu To participate you must meet these requirements:18 years or older fluent in English recurrent fantasy that is vivid and fanciful daydreaming must occur without substance use no extensive substance use within last six months access to internet.
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...