In last week’s post, I discussed how two ‘skills-based’ therapies, CBT and DBT, can teach you healthy coping mechanisms to help you manage the ups and downs of life. As a result, you become less dependent on your unhealthy[Continue Reading...]
When people seek help for a mental health issue, the choice is usually medication, therapy or a combination of the two. Unfortunately, no medication has been shown to consistently help with maladaptive daydreaming, which leads many[Continue Reading...]
I’ve written before about how a conflict between the basic human needs for attachment and authenticity in our early childhood can potentially set the stage for the development of maladaptive daydreaming disorder. Throughout our lives, we need to feel[Continue Reading...]
On 13 January 2023, the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology published an article by Oren Herscu, Eli Somer, Asaf Federman and Nirit Soffer-Dudek entitled “Mindfulness meditation and self-monitoring reduced maladaptive daydreaming symptoms: a randomized[Continue Reading...]
If you’re a daydreamer, you’ll know just how absorbed you can get in your daydreams. When you’re daydreaming, it’s as if time stands still and, for a while, the outside world doesn’t exist. If you[Continue Reading...]

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