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"Maladaptive Daydreaming" is a psychological concept first introduced by Eli Somer to describe a proposed condition in which a person excessively daydreams or fantasizes, sometimes as a response to prior psychological trauma or abuse.
- Somer, Eli. "Maladaptive Daydreaming: A Qualitative Inquiry". Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
- Ardino, Vittoria (ed.). Post-Traumatic Syndromes in Childhood and Adolescence. Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. p. 162. ISBN 978-0-470-66929-7.