Maladaptive Daydreaming: Ontological Analysis, Treatment Rationale;a Pilot Case Report

  title={Maladaptive Daydreaming: Ontological Analysis, Treatment Rationale;a Pilot Case Report},
  author={Eli Somer},
  journal={Frontiers in the Psychotherapy of Trauma and Dissociation},
  • E. Somer
  • Published 2018
  • Psychology
  • Frontiers in the Psychotherapy of Trauma and Dissociation
This paper describes the course of psychotherapeutic treatment of a 25- year-old man presenting with maladaptive daydreaming (MD), from analysis of the underlying rationale through the treatment process to the outcomes. MD, a condition marked by highly absorptive daydreaming, consumed many hours of his day and produced distress, dysfunction, and excessive Internet use. Ontological analysis resulted in classifying MD characteristics under several categories: as a dissociative disorder of… 

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