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What You Should Know About Maladaptive Daydreaming

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Have you ever had a daydream that felt more real or more important than real life? Have you ever been daydreaming and found you couldn’t really stop?

You might be experiencing something called maladaptive daydreaming. And I would know, since I spent over a decade stuck in maladaptive daydreams.

What Is Maladaptive Daydreaming? OK, so what exactly is maladaptive daydreaming? According to Dr. Eli Somer, the psychologist who identified maladaptive daydreaming, it is “an excessive and vivid fantasy activity that interferes with individual’s normal functioning and can result in severe distress.” Basically, there are two types of daydreaming: healthy daydreaming and maladaptive daydreaming.

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