More and more people are coming together online to share their experiences with a phenomenon researchers describe as “maladaptive daydreaming,” reports CNN. 

Maladaptive daydreaming is a psychological concept in which excessive fantasy activity can replace human interaction and interfere with vital everyday tasks, according to a 2016 study by an international team of researchers.
Their objective is to share evidence about this under-reported condition so it can be entered the latest edition of the renowned Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
According to the study, there is “a large and growing number of online international forums and websites on which individuals profess to have been secretly suffering from maladaptive daydreaming for years.”
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