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Objective: Maladaptive daydreaming (MD) is a compulsive form of daydreaming that causes distress and functional impairment. We present the first treatment trial for MD. Method: We tested the effectiveness of an eight-session internet-based self-help training for mindfulness and self-monitoring and compared three groups across three measurement p...
Maladaptive daydreaming (MD) is a newly described mental disorder characterized by extensive mental fantasy activity featuring addiction-like longing for fantasizing, accompanying repetitive movement, and feeling hindered in everyday life. This study describes the first validation of a non-English version of the Maladaptive Daydreaming Scale (MDS)...
This study explored the relationships of childhood trauma, social anxiety absorption and fantasy dependence with maladaptive daydreaming (MD), a newly discovered behavioral addiction involving pervasive immersive, fanciful daydreaming that creates distress and dysfunction. Based on the responses of 315 university students, our data showed that MD c...