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An excellent article on Maladaptive Daydreaming

Permanent Linkby Ada on Thu Apr 30, 2015 7:59 pm

http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archi ... fe/391319/

THIS IS THE CONTENTS OF MY HEAD! Except, not General Hospital related. :D

When asked if he felt maladaptive daydreaming should be considered a pathology, Klinger, the University of Minnesota psychologist, drew an insightful analogy.

“If you’re running a fever, that’s generally considered pathology. It’s just an extreme example of a normal defense mechanism of the body,” he said. Excessive daydreaming could be a normal process that goes out of bounds. “It’s pathological insofar as it’s injurious.”

Would there be any potential downside to calling maladaptive daydreaming a pathology?

“Only in a sense in that if you call it a pathology, you’re looking for a very specific concrete kind of cure, and that tends to be a pharmaceutical cure,” Klinger replied. “It’s not as productive as it would be if you handle it on a behavioral basis.” Many people who have intense, plot-rich daydreams function well at work and in relationships, he noted. And for those who don’t function well, it could be productive to tackle the themes and conflicts that come up consistently in their daydreams, resolving those issues through therapy.

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