The Science of Maladaptive Daydreaming

Jul 26, 04:00 AM
Some people report being unable to stop daydreaming, to the point that it takes over their entire lives. Maladaptive Daydreaming isn’t yet a recognised disorder, but it only gets more strange from there...

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References & Further Reading

Maladaptive Daydreaming in the Media
  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_daydream_that_never_stops
  2. https://digest.bps.org.uk/2018/06/25/people-with-maladaptive-daydreaming-spend-an-average-of-four-hours-a-day-lost-in-their-imagination/
  3. https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2015/04/when-daydreaming-replaces-real-life/391319/
  4. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/10/at-home/daydreaming.html
  5. https://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/30/health/maladaptive-daydreaming-feature/index.html

Eli Somer 
  1. https://www.youtube.com/user/SomerClinic/videos
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsZ7ivOSKjQ
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loE6Cq8lUS4
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYZxHmfpcsI
  5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_scn44bTEE
  6. https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=cIDL8CEAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

Maladpative Daydreaming

Pathologising, Disorders, & The DSM-5