common disorders

Black moon Lilith

What is Black moon Lilith? Black moon Lilith is the nothingness, the empty space that’s fills the void between the earth and the moon. Knowing your BML will help determine your subconscious side, secretive behavior patterns, sexual wants and needs, seductive traits, repressed anger and possible reason for death. It’s the energy who makes us feel empowered and vulnerable at once.

Who is Black moon Lilith? To sum it up, BML is a bad ass angel who took a stand for her sexual desires, and because of this, she was cast out of Eden for upsetting the dynamics between male and female power. Black moon Lilith is the feminine sexual energy that we are told to hide, uncontrollable lust, dirty thoughts, obsessions, kinks, anger and impulses.

Black moon Lilith in…

Aries Lilith in Aries feels the need to look powerful. They attain this by working out and eating clean. They need to burn their excess energy out in order to relax, by internalizing their abundance of energy this can cause suppressed anger, anxiety, depression, and lack of will power/motivation. They don’t listen to rules and regulations. They come up with the rules. BML in Aries people are usually talented and fast learners, but they can also be fickle. Instead of changing their mind they should learn to focus on one thing at a time and conquer it before moving on. Sexual energy is high, with a need for control and domination, they prefer BDSM, rough sex, adventurous and impulsive sex. Too much of this can lead them too dangerous situations, lack of this can cause unsatisfaction. Find a balance and you’ll be a bedroom god, oh and mind your head as there’s a chance of severe injury in that area.

Taurus A strong attachment to possessions, money, power to attain security. There’s seductive way about BML in Taurus, they have lustful eyes, soft skin, soothing voices and cupids bow lips, because of their pretty features there’s a connection between this sign and sexual/physical abuse, unwanted pregnancies, stuck in bad relationships especially in their youth years. This placement indicates a need for raw, natural connections, they can immerse themselves in music as they’re very in touch with their bodies and rhythm. A few bats of their lashes could leave anyone melting. Sex can involve domination, abuse, drugs, alcohol and money.  They shine in bed with someone who they feel comfortable with, and have a love for kitchen counter top intimacy. They have a tendency to have people obsess over them, perhaps even break a few hearts in their younger years. Remember, familiarity isn’t always right… jump into the unknown once in a while.

Gemini A difficult connection between mind, body and soul. Split personalities. Problems with communicating and expressing their true feelings, emotional blockages and dissociate personalities. There’s a strong sexual urge in this sign, when controlled can lead to satisfying sex, when uncontrolled can lead to suppression, anxiety about sex and relationships/intimacy; resulting in prostitution and drug use later on in life. When mind, body and soul are in balance, expression, verbal communication and tech skills are at an all time high. Their words are powerful weapons, and they possess and sharp tongue in conjunct a restless mind. Tendency to combine communication and intimacy… dirty talk, phone and cyber sex. Promiscuity and lies can happen when the mind and heart aren’t working together. LGBTQ’s are higher in this placement. 

Cancer Intuitive nature. Seems trust-worthy and kind, gets you to expose your secrets to them and stores them away for later use such as blackmail and emotional manipulation. Can indicate problems at home or feeling like an outcast in their own family, a difficult/distant relationship with either parents and siblings. These people have outstanding memories, able to easily access their past life and reincarnation through meditation, day/night dreaming or intuition. They fear loneliness but find it hard to become emotionally available out of fear of being betrayed. When this placement is channeled at a lower frequency, someone who strives for a peaceful trusting home life might choose to be with someone that won’t make that’s happen by choosing a partner who’s distrusting, abusive, loud, they may have a problematic child, or they themselves cause the chaos at home. Nevertheless, they protect and love their family with their entire life. They love in abundance, and this shows under the sheets. Sex with a Cancer in Lilith will probably leave you falling in love.

Leo Strong need to feel admired, looked up to, frothed over. Will unconsciously run away or close off when they sense rejection. Obsession with creating “meaningful moments” by travelling, communicating, giving, having countless friends.. this obsession can be ego driven to make it seem like they’e living an exciting  life; even if the friendships are fake and the travels rip a hole in their wallet. However living life on the edge is what makes them happy. empowered, charismatic, eccentric, magnetic. These people make great artists, actors, musicians or something along the lines of channeling their creativity to an audience. Their love of a good thing can be self destructive if not controlled, tendency to become sex and money addicts, homewreckers, chronic drug users, Most Leo Lilith’s discover their sexuality at a young age and stay sexually active their entire life. They have no problem jumping from one partner to the next… many have multiple partners. There’s a chance they’ll cheat if they aren’t receiving enough attention from their other half.

Virgo A good placement to have Lilith in. These people possess sharp analytical minds… when used at their fullest potential they’ll go far in terms of career and finance. Prone to using work as a source of escapism. Tends to think and analyse their emotions rather then “feel” them. Excels in psychology, medicine, law, teaching and cooking. Fear of vulnerability and letting themselves go. They can appear “up tight” or very prim and proper, when really they’re free spirited and open minded individuals, able to see between the lines of everything, recognize patterns and reasons most people can’t. This leaves them feeling like an outsider or loner. trichotillomania, OCD and eating disorders are common in this placement; there’s a need for systematic control otherwise they become extremely anxious and fidgety. In bed is where a Virgo Lilith really relaxes and goes wild, sex is a way to release tension and they aim too please.. by taking into account of what turns you on and what you enjoy, they’ll make sure to incorporate it into sex. Advice would be too let feelings happen without creating a reason for them, take some risks, and don’t suppress your emotions.

Libra They mirror the actions of those surrounding them, they can be the sweetest person or the coldest person you’ll ever meet… depending on you. They are proud of their fluent  allure and charm, they’ve mastered the techniques of seduction and use this to their advantage, possible using it to get something out of someone. These people are often geniuses in many areas… arts, music, law, criminology, and language to name a few. Co-dependency and a need for the perfect lover is strong… leading to abusive/problematic relationships especially in their younger years, as they grow they’re more choosy with whom they give attention too, but their flirty nature and need for attention can cause love affairs in their relationship. Their father tends to be detached or overly protective. As mothers, these people can be verbally abusive, particularly pointing out their children’s flaws.. they have an aloof way of showing their love. In bed, they love BDSM, role play, wine, whipped cream, pretty lingerie and love bites.. spank their ass too lol. If this is your placement, remember not to let anyone else’s thought’s or words affect how you feel. You’re all that you need.

Scorpio REBIRTH is frequent in this placement.. strong, intense relationships with their parents, friends and lovers. They feel the need to completely deteriorate themselves and their SO, mostly driven by passion and emotion. When channeled at a lower frequency their personality can become self destructive, they’ll have their perfect job, partner, and finance one second, then find themselves bankrupt, single and depressed the next.. they need to fall into the depths of rock bottom in order to rise up even higher then before. Sex is their favorite weapon.. they usually posses some fire genitals too ;) Don’t be surprised if they’re throwing you against a wall right before they’re in your pants. Most are fascinated by the occult, black magik, astrology, hypnosis, metaphysical subjects and psychology. They possess the best bullshit detectors, and can sense a good idea of a person within 2 seconds of meeting them. Not by analyzing what they say.. but how they say it and what they don’t say. To them, love isn’t love without jealousy, truth, lies, passion, and extremely kinky sex. All the time (sometimes even involving blood)  Chances of anxiety, paranoia, psychotic depression are high. Their ex partner will constantly compare their new spouses to them, because no one will make you feel passion, love, lust, and hate all at once like a Scorpio Lilith

Sagittarius Relies on “luck” to make it in life… and these people are usually quite lucky surprisingly. Rash, gossipy, fickle. Due to their “wanderlust” mindset, there’s a fear of being held down, these people unconsciously try too escape from anything they fear will confine them. This becomes a big problem when the thing they’re trying to escape from is themselves. Escapism outlets include… drugs (especially weed/acid) alcohol, fighting, video games, drawing, fashion, social media. This becomes apparent in relationships. Go travelling with a Sag Lilith. They’ll make the experience the most mystical and eye opening adventure you’ll  have. They prefer raw experiences and travels instead of fancy resorts and restaurants. They’ll be the one’s eating what the locals eat, with the locals. They often feel a little different from everyone else,this can lead to depression and/or anxiety. It takes a while for them to realize the rare gifts they have. How connected they are with the universe as a whole… I bet a Sag Lilith has the most philosophical dreams.  Prone to being boastful , full of themselves, know-it-all’s though. They need to understand that they’re not always right, and not everyone is out to sabotage them. Sexual partners are usually a different race to them, with a completely different background too. Sex while travelling and meeting their soul mate in another country is high.

Capricorn Someone with Lilith in Capricorn has the mindset of a CEO. They get shit done without help from anyone. And they know it. They can appear extremely intimidating, cold and they pretty much invented the resting bitch face. Many have high positions in terms of career, or they’re self employed. Like the other Earth Lilith’s, there’s a need for financial security, control and empowerment. Infact, they’ll do almost anything to get to the top, even if this includes sleeping with their married bosses. They’ll barely ever let their guard down, and if they do… they’ll beat themselves up for it later on. Their mysterious secretive nature can allure many kinds of people in, it doesn’t take long for you to be trapped under their spell. They like to control or be controlled during love making, and they prefer sex after a few glasses of champagne in a big beautiful bed with expensive bedding, some scented candles and erotic music… then their “other side” (think Christian Grey from 50 Shades) comes out to conquer you. Capricorn Lilith’s are notorious Power trippers… they’ll humiliate their best friend in a crowded room to make themselves feel better and wont give a shit. Prone to acting out in cold ways when they don’t get what they want; the one’s they love the most usually take the brunt of their bad moods.. when their frustration is suppressed it can cause sickness, depression, OCD and paranoia. They might have a few run in’s with mean bosses, jealous friends who use their superiority and success to help them. As children they may have been neglected and abused. As parent’s they’re surprisingly warm, cuddly and protective.. they want their children to have the childhood they never got.

Aquarius These people need freedom. They discover their independent streak from a young age and usually worked for their own money and assets from a young age too. They’re drawn to humanitarian subjects, astrology, numerology and tarot. Tendency to have odd behavioral patterns.. they might have a quirky laugh, a potty mouth, they mutter things under their breath to “make a mental note” something about them is different and it’s this why people are so fascinated by them. Aquarius Lilith’s are extremely charismatic. They’re the masters of influencing, convincing, spreading a message to a large crowd.. most Aquarius Lilith’s had the opportunity to travel from a young age; enlightening them to the world and differences in humanity, this makes them more wiser and brainier then most, but they keep that a secret. They have very active minds, this makes them prone to insomnia and depending on the other placements in their birth chart; Schizophrenia is more common here. They fear losing their independence and self identity, so they need someone who’ll let them roam and explore without being clingy or emotional.  Emotions aren’t a huge deal here, they’ll come up with a logical reason for almost every emotion they feel. And if they can’t, they’ll let it go. Among the more sexually open, these individuals value every kind of sexual kink, desire and fantasy’s, they prefer exciting sex to mundane. Most are chronic masterbators because they’re capable of having multiple orgasms. Dark side includes detachment, disassociation, suppression, alienation, and escapism. 

Pisces Among the more higher frequency’s of BML, Pisces is an intuitive Lilith, capable of interacting with the other side, as they’re easy channels for the spirit realm. They receive messages in dreams, they’ll determine whether someone had a bad childhood just by feeling their energy. Being around negative people and situations heavily drains a BML in Pisces, they’ll need a while to come back from a traumatic experience.. counselling is also preferred. The problems of other people affect them more then anyone else, sometimes using drugs, alcohol and sleep as a way to escape the realities of this harsh world, if they channel this energy into a creative outlet they’ll create magic. Very naive, some in this placement got bullied or taken advantage of as children, and they usually had a bad relationship with one or two siblings because of their innocent kind nature, this progresses as they get older and learn to stick up for themselves. They seduce by sub-missing themselves, appearing innocent and cute , like a little school girl (every dom daddys dream lol) sex is slow, passionate, with gentle touches and lots of foreplay/teasing. They play the victim card a lot though, and emotionally manipulate to get what they want. They’re not as innocent or caring as they may seem. There’s an inability to take charge and confront others here, and will often end up in abusive partnerships most likely with a possessive or controlling partner. Meditation, walking in nature, deep breathing, positive people, cuddles, crystal healing, lucid dreaming, writing, drawing, creating music helps a Pisces Lilith out of their depressive episodes. In their darkest state, they can be psychotic and completely out of touch with reality.. leading to a downward spiral of self destruction. In their superior level, they can heal anyone with their calming energy.

chaotic-blu-bat  asked:

Can you provide some examples of auditory processing disorder?

One common exchange for people with auditory processing disorder is:

Person: *talks*

Me: What?

Person: *starts repeating themselves*

Me (cutting the other person off): Oh! *answers*

If you identify with that exchange, particularly if it happens a lot, you may have APD. APD is difficulty understanding spoken speech. Some examples of how if may affect people are as follows:

  • Similar words may sounds identical, like seventy and seventeen
  • Not being able to hear the person next to you due to background noise
  • Difficulty recalling things you’ve heard
  • Difficulty understanding and recalling the order of sounds or words. 357 may turn into 735 or elephant may turn into ephelant
  • Difficulty following spoken directions, particularly multi-step instructions
  • Easily distracted by background noise
  • Difficulty with word based math problems
  • Difficulty following conversations
  • Difficulty learning the words to songs

I hope this helps!


knightofbloodcancer  asked:

What is rsd?

Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria: 

It means that like when there’s any perception of being rejected, even for something small like someone asking you to be quieter, you react strongly by either become angry or depressed. 

It’s really common with ADHD and it comes from the unique rejection people receive when it comes to ADHD since it’s one of the most common disorders but probably one of the least understood by the general public (the last bit is my own opinion though).

I hear a lot of people say that psychiatrists just give you a checklist of symptoms and diagnose you based on what you checked off. That idea is commonly used as an excuse to self-diagnose. As someone who’s been seeing psychiatrists since I was twelve, I would just like to say fuck off. By saying that, you’re undermining the work they actually put into their long term patients.

A psychiatrist will give you a checklist of symptoms during intake. That first time you meet your psychiatrist. The reason they do this is because they need a general idea of the things you’re experiencing and the issues they may need to address. This is not what they initially use to diagnose you.

A diagnosis is made by the patient addressing their symptoms and talking about the things that happened to them in the past or even happen in their day-to-day life. The patient, when being honest and accurate, will discuss anything bothering them, namely, emotions, thoughts, or actions. To receive an accurate diagnosis, the patient needs to be as thorough as possible. This may take weeks to months, or even years. It isn’t always, but it can be a very lengthy process. This is why you can’t just see a psychiatrist two or three times and then say that they weren’t doing their job. They’re not at fault for that, you are.

Even when they do give you a diagnosis early on, they’re still going by what you tell them. They may start with the most common disorders first and work their way up as they gather information from you. This is why people are commonly misdiagnosed with various types of depression.

They can only diagnose you based on what you tell them. So yes, they do give you a checklist of symptoms, but that’s to get a broad idea. This is not their actual diagnosis tool.

Quit undermining the efforts of good psychiatrists.

stormpastel  asked:

Ahh hello I'd love to make my own koi-087.01 oc but I'm wondering if there are any specific "rules" that I need to follow ..?? Anyways i love rosemary!!

so, koi-087.01 is actually a planet (koi for short is good). the society of this planet collapsed two hundred years ago and many humans passed away due to corrupt power, war, and finally famine.

the humans who are still there often travel alone, living in overgrown and abandoned cities, surviving off the land. they’re not extremely lonely (internet’s still up and maintained pffft) but most live their lives out never seeing another human.

the main differences between normal humans and koi humans:

  • fertile skin (and yes, they totally will grow food on themselves)
  • lower saturation skin tones
  • hair tints to yellow and green rather than red
  • multiple eyes and cyclops, eyes are above the waist but theyre not limited to the face
  • freckles, rosacea, vitiligo, pimples, and other skin disorders are common, its very rare for them to have clear skin
NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | African Americans
African Americans are no different when it comes to mental health conditions. Learn why your concerns and experiences may be different.

How Do Mental Health Conditions Affect the African American Community?

Although anyone can develop a mental health problem, African Americans sometimes experience more severe forms of mental health conditions due to unmet needs and other barriers. According to the Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health, African Americans are 20% more likely to experience serious mental health problems than the general population. Common mental health disorders among African Americans include:

African Americans are also more likely to experience certain factors that increase the risk for developing a mental health condition:

  • Homelessness. People experiencing homelessness are at a greater risk of developing a mental health condition. African Americans make up 40% of the homeless population.
  • Exposure to violence increases the risk of developing a mental health condition such as depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. African American children are more likely to be exposed to violence than other children.

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The Blackout is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month by seeking to open up conversation on the Mental Health and Wellness of Black folks. Read up on some of the risk factors above and don’t forget to participate in the festivities on @postitforward!

Our Answer Time on Mental Health and Self-Care will be on May 23rd! 


Feels Like, Josephine Cardin

We love seeing young artists channeling their experiences, even painful ones, into art as a way of healing. Fine art photographer Josephine Cardin’s latest series “Feels Like” explores the symptoms and fear associated with panic disorder. 

Experiencing the disorder first hand, Cardin depicts distinct and often very common symptoms of panic disorder, such as fear, depersonalization, and the thought that you’ll lose control in each of the images.

“Learning about it and sharing my experience with others who have been through the same is what has helped me overcome it, and I hope this project can inspire those still suffering to seek out help and know they’re not alone.”

how come we get like 10 new characters with depression every couple of months but when it comes to adhd i first gotta sacrifice my own blood and tears to get just one other character than the ones from the percy jackson universe (plus they’ve got that whole super power stuff going on so it’s kinda like eh anyway) and don’t gimme that whole depression is one of the most common mental disorders talk either because u know what adhd is the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in children and young adults but no one seems to care about that

Why, you ask, does a patriotic all-American girl have a crush on the King who fought to keep the colonies colonies?

In my research, he seems like less of a brutal, selfish, loony tyrant and more an average and well-meaning man who honestly wanted to be a good King but lacked the political savvy to understand quite what he had to do to keep the colonies in place and suffered from chronic mental illness.

King George III was born George William Frederick in 1738. He was born two months premature and, as his family believed he would not live, he was baptized that day. No one thought this baby would become one of the longest-reigning British monarchs in history.

From a young age George was a cutie, he was shy and while not stupid, not exceptionally bright and may have had a learning disorder. But he worked hard and was very thorough and conscientious, and was fascinated by the natural sciences while maintaining a devout Anglican faith.

His father unexpectedly died, and then, whoops! He was the heir apparent! This was very unexpected because it was expected that his dad, the Prince of Wales, would become King after George’s grandfather died.

He fell in love with Lady Sarah Lennox, but did not marry her, as his confidante Lord Bute wanted. He lamented his duty to his country. Instead, he married Princess Charlotte, and was a devoted husband to her, (he detested adultery), and a good father to his 15 children.

He protected the colonies during the French and Indian war and thus thought he should give them 1/8 of the tax he gave those in England, 1% of their money, to retrieve money. He approved of but did not formulate the intolerable acts, most of which were repealed before the revolution. He also agreed to withhold tax from self-sufficient colonies.

He allowed for local government in the colonies but not representation in Parliament, and his great error, and lapse in judgement, was his belief that to maintain the colonies he had to have dominance over them. He also believed most colonists wanted to be British subjects.

He had previously looked for swift ends to war, but he wrongly believed the only way to keep the Colonies was to have victory over them. He did not take joy in their misery but had a bad idea of what was necessary to achieve unity. He was afraid that America’s secession would lead to other secessions, and he was right.

He also had poor judgement in attempting to oversee all laws as a conscientious King though he was mentally ill.

He did recover after the war and his illness to successfully resist Napolean’s advances in Britain.

Recent historians have found that from descriptions of George’s ill episodes and his writing during them that he was likely bipolar. Others think he had porphyria, but I prefer to believe he was a victim of a common disorder in the wrong time.

After his favorite daughter died, he lost it completely. He ended life as a senile, dementia-ridden old man whose jerkass of a son was in control.

He was considered the most attractive of the Hanoverian monarchs and I think he sounded really cute!!! I think he was just a man with too much power for his faults, but never malicious, rather, he was sincere and moral. <3

ISSTD Statement on the movie Split

“ The 1000 plus therapists and practitioners in the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and the tens of thousands across the world who treat complex trauma and dissociative disorders understand the desire to make entertaining movies that make money. We would ask that this not be done at the expense of a vulnerable population that struggles to be recognized and receive the effective treatment that they deserve. Sadly, it is very probable that even just 1% of the gross profit from this movie will be more than all of the research funding that this common and complex disorder has ever received. Shyamalan and Universal Studios will make millions from this movie. We hope they will take this opportunity to help the community of patients by supporting education and research about DID. “

Do you ever just realize that without passing as neurotypical you are doomed to a life of loneliness?

You know how I sorta became friends with two people at uni, and for a while we always said hi and chatted in between lectures and stuff. And then they stopped approaching me and I was so sad and whenever I’d say hi they’d reply but move on.

So I started messaging one of them on Facebook, and then we talked after chemistry class, and she told me “you were acting cold and unfriendly, I thought you didn’t want to be my friend”. And I had no idea I was acting cold and unfriendly, I was just not putting effort into making facial expressions and maintaining eye contact and stuff, I was acting like myself.

And I turned on my passing mode to 105%, with making (rather exaggerated) facial expressions, eye contact, copying, scripts, etc, and immediately I saw that she responded well to it and we actually talked for an entire hour without a single pause. And at the end she said “what are your plans for Easter holidays? wanna hang out?” and I was so happy and so excited and it was great.

But basically I learn once again that allistics do not respond to my genuine attitude and I gotta act, at least in the beginning. Then maybe I can start turn down the passing. Except she already has questions about why I’m so weird, like why my parents accompany me everywhere or why I can’t live on my own, so at some point I’ll have to explain pretty much my entire life story. And add to that that she has no clue I’m queer, despite how I look like and dress like.

So on one hand I’m glad I have a friend now, on the other I’m faking a personality again and keeping a ton of secrets so hell knows how long it will last. But it’s rather sad that even though I want to stop acting, I can’t because I’ll be lonely otherwise. I know it’s not their fault and that’s how allistic brains work, they have that entire language and she thought I wasn’t interested in friendship so she backed off, but still, kinda sucks.

I guess “neurotypical” will never feel like a native language, even after so many years of practically being forced to learn it.

Picky Eater: Part 2

Inspired by this post by @pirate-patton

See Part 1 Here

Pairings: None

Genres: Angst, Hurt/Comfort

Warnings:  Eating disorder, misunderstood acronym, panic attack, negative self-talk

Word Count: 1545

Author’s Note: I received so many requests for a continuation of this fic that I just had to add this final part.  Hope you enjoy   Also, I’ve started tagging my original fics on here #sidewritten so hopefully, they will be easier to find.

Virgil woke up on the couch in the living room.  Memories from right before his collapse came rushing back and the anxious side sat bolt-upright, heart pounding. Of course, the abrupt movement made his head go fuzzy and his vision swim which only added to his panic.  How did he get here?  There was yelling before he fell, they were mad at him.  He had to hide. He had to do something because now they knew he wasn’t getting better.  They knew…

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An In-Depth Explanation + Discussion of Morty Smith’s (Rick and Morty) Canon “Disability” - ADHD and Autism

In the popular Adult Swim cartoon, Rick and Morty, it is clearly and distinctly said that Morty Smith, the second half of the show’s two main characters, has a (context: learning) disability!

I ended up making a GIFset of evidence from throughout the shows current two season run supporting this statement, and bringing forth the speculation that said disability(s) is both ADHD and Autism!

I’ve gotten many question, comments, and criticism in the short time that the post has been up and have decided to answer them all here!

I’ll be explaining my post in-depth, GIF by GIF, with the episodes and context included, as well as citations to relevant articles/etc. to back them up/explain the symptoms (as well as ones not shown in the original post). 

It is rather long, so using “Ctrl + F” (Windows) or “Command + F” (Mac) to find the specific symptom/explanation you’re looking for is advised!

Explanation is under the cut!

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I’m glad more users are speaking up about the barrage of people starting to identify as maladaptive daydreamers. Last November, when I first discovered the disorder, there was not nearly as many people in the tag and I think it’s because of that one post going around with thousands of notes which claims maladaptive daydreaming is just something everybody does.

A lot of people appear to dress maladaptive daydreaming in nice clothes. It sounds like paradise but in truth it’s not something to revel in. It hurts you more than it helps you, and what’s worse is that many people already don’t think it negatively impacts your life.

When you identify as a maladaptive daydreamer without your daydreams being maladaptive you make the rest of us look like we’re over exaggerating or worse, make it seem like the disorder is common. Being mentally ill shouldn’t be the equivalent of collecting stamps for your collection. It’s a serious problem that I think Tumblr overlooks. We now glorify these real life problems and make them seem desirable. Truth is no one wants depression, anxiety, and for me, I don’t really want maladaptive daydreaming. You shouldn’t want your life to be an absolute mess.

I do have some hope when other MaDDers come forth with news that they’ve been prescribed medication that helps cut back on the worst of it (or when users on here, and bless them, recommend treatments), but this progress can easily be destroyed if you make MaDD out to be something so common and “harmless” that it shouldn’t be taken seriously.

It’s not harmless, it does do damage. I’m socially handicapped and lack the ability to make commitments because it’s been a plague on my life for years. Just trying to stop my daydreams takes weeks of effort and I consider myself more on the mild side. I see people on here that can daydream for over six hours straight and watch the world move on without them, which is painful. For some it’s the equivalent of an addiction. It’s bad, but it’s there, it’s hard to top.

So please, if your daydreams aren’t maladaptive please do not identify as a maladaptive daydreamer. It’s not something to show off. Depression is something much deeper than just being sad (and technically it has barely anything to do with feeling sad), just as maladaptive daydreaming is something far beyond having a wild imagination.