Daydreaming is a common mental activity that can help solve problems, trigger creativity, and inspire science and art. Evidence suggests that some people have a capacity for vivid absorptive fantasy that is experienced with an acute sense of presence. This ability to script an intense alternate reality appears to be highly gratifying. In fact, the experience seems so rewarding that it evokes a yearning to repeat it that is akin to addiction. For individuals who are coping with past and current distress, life in a fantasized alternate world seems a soothing, affect-regulating alternative. However, when daydreaming becomes compulsive and time-consuming, the consequences can be dire: maladaptive daydreaming (MD) can interfere and sometimes even replace real-life social, academic, and vocational activities. To learn more about MD you are invited to visit the ICMDR wbpage by clicking anyehere on the page.