Maladaptive daydreaming is a mental health issue in which a person spends hours in an imaginary world. Maladaptive daydreaming does not have a specific diagnosis in the diagnostic manual, but excessive daydreaming can affect the person’s daily functioning, personal and social life.
Below are the 20 questions related to your behavior and daydreaming episodes. Answer each question carefully and provide an appropriate response to each of the questions.
The ©DrD-20-MDT is a psychological self-assessment developed by Deen Mohd and is used to determine the likelihood of having maladaptive daydreaming. The self-test is not a diagnostic tool, and if you receive a high score indicating a higher chance of having maladaptive daydreaming, you should not consider it a definitive diagnosis. If you are concerned about the symptoms and if daydreaming is causing problems in your social and personal life, you should consult a mental health professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
Sometimes when we listen to music, we start imagining a fake scenario, and we immediately start daydreaming and enjoying the fantasy. Daydreaming is a normal part of life, but when we spend hours fantasizing and begin to love the imaginary world, we can start neglecting the social aspects of life. This behavior can lead to social and psychological problems in our lives.
Maladaptive Daydreaming is not yet categorized as a separate mental health disorder. However, some researchers have suggested including the separate diagnosis of Maladaptive Daydreaming in the diagnostic statistical manual, as it is estimated that 2.5% of the adult population might be effected by this type of psychological disorder.
This self-assessment can help identify potential symptoms of maladaptive daydreaming and assist in tracking the progress of self-help treatments.