For more information about maladaptive daydreaming…

The International Society for Maladaptive Daydreaming – a non-profit organisation dedicated to improving the lives of maladaptive daydreamers. For a small annual membership fee, you can get reliable information about maladaptive daydreaming, access to exclusive events and an annual members magazine.

The International Consortium for Maladaptive Daydreaming Research – Professor Eli Somer’s website, containing links to peer-reviewed research into maladaptive daydreaming and the MDS-16.

Maladaptive Daydreamers – Jayne Rachael’s site, where you can subscribe to the quarterly Maladaptive Daydreamers Newsletter.

Parallel Lives – A podcast about maladaptive daydreaming.

To connect with other daydreamers…

Facebook groups:

Maladaptive Daydreaming Disorder Support – A place for those struggling to overcome maladaptive daydreaming.
Maladaptive Daydreamers – For those who daydream excessively, whether you enjoy it or struggle with it.
Maladaptive Daydreaming: A day in the life of a dreamer – A place for daydreamers to share their experiences.


For maladaptive daydreamers: r/MaladaptiveDreaming
For immersive daydreamers: r/ImmersiveDaydreaming
(I’m on Reddit as Diamond_Verneshot)


Daydream in Blue – A support forum for maladaptive daydreamers.

Useful tools to help you manage your daydreaming…


Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction – An online mindfulness course introducing the principles of present-moment awareness and non-judgemental acceptance.

Immersive and maladaptive daydreaming in the media…

I just go into my head and enjoy it’ – Article in The Observer, 28 August 2022. (I’m quoted in the first and last paragraphs.)

The Daydreamers – Documentary film by Thomas Renckens. Two maladaptive daydreamers meet Professor Eli Somer to discuss their condition.

Other cool stuff…

(A random collection of resources that helps me to manage my mental health.)

The Mel Robbins podcast – a twice-weekly dose of motivation and inspiration.

The Daily Motivator – I’ve been subscribing to Ralph Marston’s daily motivational messages for years. Every day there is a new burst of inspiration freely available on the website, or for a small annual fee you can have them delivered straight to your inbox.

Tai Chi Qi Gong – This beginner’s video by Pedram Shojai is my antidote to daydreaming first thing in the morning. I always feel more productive when I’ve started my day with a dose of Tai Chi.

Finally, if you’re interested in understanding more about trauma, stress and healing, I highly recommend any of Dr. Gabor Maté’s books or videos. If you are among the 75% of maladaptive daydreamers with ADHD, Scattered Minds is a great place to start. Gabor Maté has an exceptional talent for explaining complex topics with clarity and compassion.