Childhood antecedents and maintaining factors in maladaptive daydreaming

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Title
Childhood antecedents and maintaining factors in maladaptive daydreaming
Journal
Journal of Nervous and Mental Diseases
Author(s)
Somer E., Somer L., Jopp D. S.
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2016
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
204
Number
6
Pages
471-478
Language
english
Abstract
This study explored the fantasy activity of 16 individuals who were
seeking online peer-support and advice for maladaptive daydreaming (MD). MD is an under-researched mental activity described as persistent vivid Fantasy activity that replaces human interaction and/or interferes with important Areas of functioning.We employed a grounded theory methodology that yielded seven common themes presented as a sequential descriptive narrative about the nature, precursors, and consequences of MD. The presented âeurooestorylineâeuro˝ included the following themes: (1) daydreaming as an innate talent for vivid fantasy; (2) daydreaming and social isolationâeuro"a two-way street; (3) the role of trauma in the development of MD; (4) the rewards of daydreaming; (5) the insatiable yearning for daydreaming; (6) shame and concealment; (7) unsuccessful treatment attempts. A main conclusion of our study is that there is an urgent need for early identification of MD and its correct diagnoses in adulthood.
Keywords
Fantasizing, absorption, mind wandering, maladaptive daydreaming
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