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Angry Maladaptive Daydreams - October 1st 2015, 03:21 AM

Kind of ironic that I'm posting a question on MD when I only recently answered one. At any rate, I have MD which... well, look it up. I have explained it too many times and I'm kind of getting tired of it. (However, on the Internet they tend to make it seem a bit more mild than it is. One does not just pace while having an MD. You pace frantically, wide-eyed and twitching while mouthing words, typically tripping and bumping into things throughout the process. In other words, you look possessed to the ignorant observer.)
Now, my parents had never heard of MD until I told them about it (and that I have it.) (MD is not diagnosed by psychiatrists as not enough research had been done, but... yeah, it's pretty hard to miss if you have it. It doesn't have any grey areas that need to be approved of my a professional like OCD and stuff.) Because of this, I'd basically spent my whole childhood thinking that something is seriously wrong with me and being bullied for it. (I hate that word. Bully. It seems so childish and insignificant when the actual definition is much more powerful.) Anyways, now that I know, I don't have to worry anymore, right?
Nope. My parents STILL DON'T GET why I have to go up to my room and be unreachable for twenty minutes, so they just lecture me about turning down my music. My music IS NOT THE PROBLEM! I just don't understand why they still won't get it. They're my parents, so I was hoping that they would support me, but apparently I was wrong. Any advice on further explaining this to them? I've already shown them a bunch of websites talking about it and some papers on it, but it hasn't really worked.

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Re: Maladaptive Daydreams - October 5th 2015, 04:15 PM

I have never heard of this so I am unsure how much help this response will be but I will do my best.
I believe that if you have tried explaining these things to your parents and they do not understand it may be time to get help from professionals that may be able to give a clear concise definition to them.
I know that is not much support but I hope that you can find someone that can help you inform them.
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Re: Maladaptive Daydreams - October 16th 2015, 10:18 AM

Hey there,

I'm really sorry to hear this. It's natural that this would be very frustrating for you. It's also unfortunate that MD is relatively new and not many professionals know much about it. Whilst you can't make someone understand, perhaps comparing it to something else might help e.g. you could say it's like OCD but instead of constantly counting/checking/washing you daydream instead. It's really good that you have showed your parents websites and articles. I also agree with having a professional explain it to them, if that's possible.

I'm sure your parents do want to support you. They probably just don't know if they don't understand. Hope things work out for you

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