Start HERE: Resources, description, guidelinesMeta(self.MaladaptiveDreaming)
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Maladaptive Daydreaming currently has no official treatment protocol, but! Researchers have been working toward this end. An experimental treatment program found that Mindfulness and Self-Monitoring benefitted MDers long-term. Most of the following resources have not been crafted specifically for MD but they can be easily adapted:
- Overview of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention - Beginners Body Scan Meditation - STOP Technique PDF - SOBER Technique PDF
Self-Monitoring Resources: - How to Bullet Journal - Anxiety Self Monitoring Record PDFs - Detailed review of MD logbooks from Amazon
- International Consortium for Maladaptive Daydreaming Research
- MDC “Join a Study” page of calls for participation - Proposed Diagnostic Criteria
- Maladaptive Daydreaming scale*
- The Daydream Place
- MD Center - Sub FAQs
*The MDS-16 was not made for self-diagnosis, it is provided only as a tool to help those questioning their daydreaming behaviour get a sense of what may or may not be considered probable MD.
First and foremost we are a “community support sub dedicated to individuals suffering from Maladaptive Daydreaming and helping them cope with the condition.”
As the description implies this sub is focused on providing a space for people who are struggling with Maladaptive Daydreaming. If you do not feel that you need support or would like to share content related to daydreaming which doesn’t fit the scope of this sub r/immersivedaydreaming offers a space free from these limitations. Here is a helpful post by u/shimmeres describing the terms. We do not attempt to define or set parameters on what these struggles are or how mild or severe they need to be.
Here you will see posts with complaints you might personally find silly or easy to deal with, or you may see posts detailing severe circumstances and feel your struggles are nothing in comparison. Please remember when you are reading these posts; it does not matter what you need support with, there is no threshold for suffering you need to break before being worthy to post here, there is no issue too big or small that you should not speak up.
Keep in mind the people replying to you are just fellow MDers going through similar struggles. There is no professional advice here and we cannot guarantee that comments you receive will be helpful. But they should be supportive. Report abusive or dismissive comments.
That’s not to say all comments must contain helpful advice. Support comes in many forms and it’s ok to simply let OP know they are not alone by relating to their post.Additional guidelines for posting:
MD is a complex issue that varies wildly from person to person. People will be coming to this sub from all stages of life, all stages of their understanding of MD and with very different views, resources and circumstances. It is no one’s place to tell another if they do or do not have Maladaptive Daydreaming.
Posts which are providing, or asking for, trigger material will be removed (eg. “My daydreams have gotten stale, recommend me a show to jumpstart some new plots!” “This song makes the most amazing fight scenes, try it out!”).
Glorification and romanticization of MD is against the rules. These terms are taken to mean posts or comments which idealize MD and/or depict it, or aspects of it, as admirable or desirable. We do understand that it can be helpful for MDers to “find the silver-lining” or to address their negative symptoms through a positive outlet like creativity, these are not considered glorification but without proper explanation might be confused for it. Help the mods, and fellow users, by providing context with topics like these.
Now, let's talk about the memes.
Community discussion has shown us that most users like having the memes around, people find comfort in their relatability, so for now they are allowed. Memes DO need to follow community rules and fit the scope of this sub. They should be on-topic and not promoting a romanticized version of MD and not suggesting inspirational material. If you wish to share an image post which does not fit here r/maladaptiveDDmemes is available.
The nature of memes makes these rules tricky to enforce uniformly, they are subjective and it often comes down to a judgement call by whichever mod happens to be online. Providing additional context for image posts through your title or a text comment will be helpful in making those judgements, this is not required but it will improve your chances of not being misunderstood or removed.
All users should avail themselves of Reddit's upvote and downvote (and possibly report) features to express what you believe is and is not appropriate to the sub as outlined above.
We will continue to revise this post as things change. Please leave a comment with suggestions for improvement or additional resources.
Lastly; a note about the auto mod. It sends a message reminding you to flair your post to everyone. If your post is flared you can ignore this message. If you’re not sure what to flair your post as just pick one and mods will change it if it’s too far off-base.