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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
Research

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...
Parallel Lives; A Maladaptive Daydreaming Podcast
Announcement, Media

Parallel Lives; A Maladaptive Daydreaming Podcast

Every episode built by the Maladaptive Daydreaming Community Parallel Lives, an MD community podcast is now live. Here hosts, Dimmer and Levi, talk to an every changing panel of guests about their lived experience with Maladaptive Daydreaming. Each episode takes on a different theme allowing the audience to get a feel for MD's impact on the actual lives of fellow MDers. Parallel Lives is available on Spotify, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts and more (click here). It can also be found on You Tube, the first episode is below. The podcast is published on the 1st and 16th of every month, if you'd like to be a part of the show join the Discord and add the "podcast" role to yourself. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5GgHiEX6oQ&t=2s
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Interview with Eli Somer

Question Time on maladaptive daydreaming The following article is the transcription of the video interview that Valeria Franco had with Professor Eli Somer, the first who have studied maladaptive daydreaming. You can watch the interview at this link. Valeria Franco: Hello everyone, this is Valeria Franco and today I have a very special guest joining me, Professor Eli Somer. Welcome Professor. Eli Somer: Pleasure to be here.Franco: Professor Somer, you were the first to have studied Maladaptive Daydreaming, in 2002, and so today I would like to talk with you to gain a better understanding of this problem.  I have asked my online communities if they had some questions for you and I have gathered here the most interesting ones.  Somer: Alright.Valeria: The first...