Often Fantasizing With Difficult To Control Emotions, Whether A Mental Disorder?
Hello, my name is Evan, age 24.I don’t know whether this is a disorder / disease or not. I often experience conditions where I always fantasize, when I want to do something, I can imagine bad effects, good effects that will occur if I do something about it. For example, when I’m angry with someone. I would imagine what if I fought with him, even to the detrimental impact that would occur. For myself it was not too disturbing, but at my age, yes I still often fantasize. And not only that, sometimes I can be happy, even because I am happy to be able to make wise words, but if there is something that disturbs my mind, I find it difficult to control my emotions, if that happens I choose to go and find a quiet place , and after that it will continue to spin in my head, and I will start to fantasize about strange things and in fact I have even fantasized about committing suicide. in me, if I write it all will take a long time, tiring and in my opinion not quite right. TMM
Thank you for the question.
Basically, daydreaming is something that is naturally done by humans, both children and adults, although adults tend to have fewer imaginary habits than children. Imagining itself is a mechanism by which a person responds to a matter, such as overcoming stress and calming himself from reality for a moment. That can be something that has both positive and negative impacts.
Imagining can be positive if it is used to imagine and develop creativity that can be poured into a work such as the wise words Evan has mentioned before, solve problems, or plan for something positive in the future. However, daydreaming can become something negative if it disrupts the function of daily life, such as being unfocused on what is being done, not responsive to the surrounding environment, and can't even distinguish which is reality and which is merely imaginary.
You can consult a psychiatrist or psychologist if you already feel things like:
Cannot distinguish between reality / delusion, like hallucinating. Difficult to complete everyday tasks. Hard to sleep. Start talking / whispering to yourself when imagining. Delusional prolonged (can be up to several hours). To reduce the negative effects of fantasy, you can do other mechanisms, especially in dealing with stress such as:
Reflect on yourself whatever things disturb your mind or make you stressed. Spend more time interacting with people around you like friends and family. Meditate 30-60 minutes routinely. Improving lifestyles such as regular exercise and hobbies. Hopefully this information can help you.