Overcoming Maladaptive Daydreaming Disorders In Adolescence?
Malam. My age is currently 17 years old, and I have MD (maladaptive daydreaming). I want to ask how do I deal with my MD? I want to explain my MD, because yesterday I was drowned by friends and relatives if I was like talking to myself, and sometimes I often laugh and cry alone without cause. I am ashamed of my friends and relatives. And because I often daydream I find it hard to sleep, especially if at school I sometimes do not focus on the lesson. And if I do activities I sometimes have to daydream first from getting out of bed, showering, eating, making homework, cleaning the house, even outside the house I often daydream. I was called Lola by my friends … so what’s the solution so that I don’t daydream often. Because if it’s recurring sometimes I can take hours just to daydream ..
Hello, thanks for asking.
The first thing to confirm is, did you get the diagnosis after consulting a psychiatrist or psychologist? If so, then your actions to seek expert help are appropriate. You should regularly do counseling with your therapist. Don't be shy to admit this to your family or trusted people. Maybe with you discussing this with your family, you will get positive support. Family or close friends who understand may be able to give advice or encourage.
Invite your family to do counseling with a therapist. The condition you are experiencing may be related to a psychological disorder. However, that does not mean you can not move normally. The therapist will be with you, trying to find the root of the problem so that corrections can be made. Give a gradual explanation to your friends that you are making an effort to change for the better.
The important thing is to seek support from the people closest to you and do routine counseling. Experts will help you gradually resolve your problem. I hope you find a solution soon. Regards.