Mental Disorders Because Often Daydreaming?
Hallo..I live 17 (this year 18). And I am a sufferer of Maladaptive Daydreaming. The reason is that all the characteristics of the sufferer that I am looking for are in me … I have also followed orders for how to proclaim this habit, it’s just not able to .. and it bothers me .. I choose to work with people in a shop, only every whatever I do is always wrong and I prefer to daydream. And my reverie can be up to 6 hours every day … I’ve tried to focus it’s just that I can’t. But, somehow I am comfortable in my own fantasy. Thanks to that, I was almost fired by my boss because I often daydreamed when someone was in the shop … not only that, I also often forgot about small things, insomnia. I only sleep 2-3 hours a day and I’m also more comfortable to be alone than crowded. I am not open in my home environment, even say, meet with my neighbor is also rare because I prefer the room alone rather than outside because it is crowded. To be honest, I really hate crowds. Because every time I am close to the crowd especially my body is tired, sometimes I like tightness. Why is that? Sory so confide ..
Hello Trya, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Maladaptive daydreaming is a mental disorder where sufferers often daydreaming, causing them to be distracted from real life.
Even though you feel the symptoms / complaints that you are experiencing right now are in accordance with the symptoms of maladaptive daydreaming, the diagnosis of an illness (especially a psychiatric disorder) is only allowed to be stated by a psychiatrist (psychiatrist) after going through a special examination on your psychiatric condition whether it meets the criteria for diagnosis of the condition that you mention it or not. If you do not meet the criteria, even if you feel you have experienced all the symptoms, you cannot be declared to have experienced a maladaptive daydreaming disorder.
Therefore, because your complaint has disrupted your daily life, it is advisable to consult further with a psychiatrist to get an examination of your mental status, so that it can be known whether you really have the disorder or other disorders such as avoiding personality disorders , schizotipal personality disorder, depression, panic disorder, agoraphobia or schizophrenia.
In the meantime, there is no better recommendation than to consult further with your doctor to determine what therapy is most appropriate for your current condition. It is recommended for you to keep trying to do activities that keep you busy so you don't have time to daydream. Also ask people around you to remind you again when you are daydreaming.
I hope this helps.