Tuesday, May 17

Tag: advise

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Be focused on changing

Many people ask me if I have some suggestions about how to deal with maladaptive daydreaming. To start with, you should not expect a shortcut. There won’t be a pill that solves all your problems. First thing first, you have to consider psychotherapy.Even if maladaptive daydreaming isn't an officially recognized disorder, it is a mental issue anyway, so it can improve with psychotherapy. But when you go to a therapist, remember that he is not a sorcerer and won’t solve all the problems with a magic wand. You need to be an active part of the change. In fact, healing and getting better aren't something that falls from above. It is very much upon you, you have to decide if you really want that change. This could look trivial, but it is not.Many people aren't eager to ...
Community Tricks and Advise
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Community Tricks and Advise

Top 5 tips from r/maladaptivedreaming The Maladaptive Daydreaming subReddit, r/maladaptivedreaming, keeps an ongoing thread of community generated comments that members can add to. These are methods which other MDers have found success with in their own lives and are left for others who may find them helpful. Below are the top five most upvoted comments from the original archived post. IDownvoteMyOwnStuff:Recently I found out that if I film myself doing something, I can combat the habit of just pacing around daydreaming about things instead. I’ve basically started having a pretend YouTube channel where I build my projects. The thought that I’m going to be watched later really makes me be productive. Maybe I’ll actually post the video I’m making.https://www.reddit.com/r/Maladapti...
Overcoming Together Post; How to Write Your Own Medical History and Find the Right Doctor
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Overcoming Together Post; How to Write Your Own Medical History and Find the Right Doctor

Advise for Maladaptive Daydreamers and anyone with a difficult to diagnose condition. Overcoming Together gives solid advise in their article How to Write Your Own Medical History and Find the Right Doctor. Here Dr. Stephen J. Bigelsen breaks it down into 7 steps and gives some insight into how to find a doctor who can work with a difficult to diagnose condition.  Overcoming Together is the passion project of Jayne Rachel, a long time advocate and researcher of MD. Being a recovered MDer herself this site is meant to empower MDers, and other people with hard to diagnose or overlooked conditions, and give them agency. Write Your Own History Any doctor will tell you that the first step to making the proper diagnosis is taking a good history. Taking a patient’s history is a...