Causes, Symptoms And Ways To Overcome Maladaptive Daydreaming?
hi, I’m actually only 15 years old. I started to create imaginary figures from the 4th grade, I thought that was normal, because when my children also often create things like that when playing, it’s because I always play alone. At that time, I talked to my imaginary figure because I didn’t have friends when I was in elementary school, he was a friendly (kind) person and always answered my questions. I stayed in a remote place and began to ‘talk’ with him. I named it ‘Rian’ from the name Andrian. r n r nI kept that figure until middle school, thinking of it as a chat partner who really understood me. no one knows, after all the intensity started to decrease because I started to have friends. r n r nWhen in 8th grade I started to realize that it was strange, no one had imaginary friends at that age, at that time I started to think that I sick. r n r nWhen the 8th grade of semester two, I was diagnosed with lupus due to my mother’s hereditary factors, for me it was a critical period and the figure of Rian began to be more active. I told stories, cried and complained to him. nobody knows. even my parents thought that I was used to dealing with this disease. r n r I’m 15 years old, and talking to rian is the only way I feel calm.
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Maladaptive daydream (MDD) is a psychological disorder in the form of excessive daydreaming / daydreaming habits so as to attract someone from real life. Many things can trigger this MDD in daily life, such as stress or anxiety, loneliness, boredom, certain conversation material that is discussed together, certain noise or smell (sensory stimulation), or maybe previous physical experiences such as tendency of physical abuse or physical trauma or physical complaints.
Some common symptoms that are often encountered in patients with MDD, such as:
1. difficulty sleeping
2. difficulty completing tasks and responsibilities
3. fantasy related to the character / friend, place, or future story
4. comfort in continuing this delusion
5. repetitive movements during MDD
6. whisper or talk during MDD
7. MDD can last for a long time
From the complaints you make, the complaints of character formation or imaginary playmates (RIan) that you experience may be a form of MDD where loneliness or anxiety can trigger this MDD to appear so that you feel more comfortable and calm, even though you are aware, this is not real . And when the doctor states the diagnosis of Lupus that you are experiencing right now, it is likely that this condition has caused anxiety in you, which can also trigger this MDD to be more active again.
So, if you feel this complaint bothers you or draws you more from reality, then you should immediately consult a mental health specialist. The doctor will conduct an examination and diagnostic steps such as assisted by the Maladaptive Daydream scale. Care and treatment will be provided based on the examination results obtained.
All you need to do now is:
1. avoid your worries and worries
2. good and broad socializing with everyone, so that your time will be more useful for others
3. undergo treatment and treatment for lupus to the doctor who treats you
4. avoid sleeping late
5. do exercise to relax your body
Thus the info we can convey.