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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
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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...
Maladaptive Daydreaming in an Adult Italian Population During the COVID-19 Lockdown
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Maladaptive Daydreaming in an Adult Italian Population During the COVID-19 Lockdown

New Maladaptive Daydreaming study published by Italian team. A new study was published that looked at the experiences of over 6,000 Italian adults. Findings point to MD having a detrimental effect on MDers in lockdown rather than serving as an effective coping strategy. Click here to view the study or read the abstract below. During the COVID-19 outbreak, individuals with or without mental disorders may resort to dysfunctional psychological strategies that could trigger or heighten their emotional distress. The current study aims to explore the links between maladaptive daydreaming (MD, i.e., a compulsive fantasy activity associated with distress and psychological impairment), psychological symptoms of depression, anxiety, and negative stress, and COVID-19-related variables, such...
Phenomenological analysis of maladaptive daydreaming associated with internet gaming addiction: a case report
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Phenomenological analysis of maladaptive daydreaming associated with internet gaming addiction: a case report

Maladaptive Daydreaming Associated with Internet Gaming Addiction Researchers from New Delhi, India, recently published an academic paper detailing the case of a 16 year old boy with both Maladaptive Daydreaming and a gaming addiction. The paper talks about his therapy and management, read the abstract below: Maladaptive daydreaming (MD) is an immersive fantasy activity that leads to distress and socio-occupational dysfunction. MD has many features suggestive of behavioural addiction, but research exploring the phenomenology of this clinical construct is limited. MD has also been purported to be a maladaptive strategy to cope with distress, but often leads to uncontrollable absorption in fantasy world, social withdrawal and neglected aspects of everyday life. In this paper, we repo...
Attachment Characteristics and Emotion Regulation Difficulties  Among Maladaptive and Normal Daydreamers.
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Attachment Characteristics and Emotion Regulation Difficulties Among Maladaptive and Normal Daydreamers.

ICMDR announces a new study published on Maladaptive Daydreaming This study was conducted by The University of Debrecen, Hungary. They studied the attachment characteristics and the difficulties in emotion regulation among maladaptive and normal daydreamers. Abstract: Maladaptive daydreaming is an excessive form of daydreaming which causes significant distress and functional impairment to the affected individuals. Research on maladaptive daydreaming has intensified in recent years, but its pathogenesis has not yet been clearly elucidated. The aim of the study was to examine the attachment characteristics and the difficulties in emotion regulation among maladaptive and normal daydreamers. 717 individuals were recruited online, 106 of whom were screened as maladaptive daydreamers....