Legally recognize Maladaptive Daydreaming as a mental disorder

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Legally recognize Maladaptive Daydreaming as a mental disorder

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Cyan Watson started this petition to American Psychiatric Association

Maladaptive Daydreaming (also referred to as Compulsive Fantasizing) is a condition that affects many people. Maladaptive Daydreaming (MD) is described as a person who has a strong desire to daydream to the point that they are choosing their fantasies over their own real lives. To be clear, Maladaptive Daydreamers know the difference between their daydreams and reality, but still spend hours at a time in their fantasies.

We need help, and find that it is hard for our therapists to take us seriously. Little research has been done on this disorder. Many of us daydreamers feel isolated, like we are the only ones, we're freaks. The medical community needs to realize that we are here, and we need their help. 

Click here to find out more about the condition and personal stories to people who have MD.

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