For two decades of Hannah Byford’s life, she kept a secret.

When things at home got too much to bear, she’d retreat to an imagined life, inside her head  an elaborate daydream.

As a child, Hannah would spend hours a day in these intricate dreams, building entire new worlds.

And by her early 20s, she was spending up to seven hours a day deep in her daydreams.

On All in the Mind this week, when daydreams turn dark and the unusual disorder that is ‘maladaptive daydreaming.’

Guests:

Hannah Byford
Nurse, UCLA

Dr Nirit Soffer-Dudek
Clinical Psychologist; Senior Researcher, Ben-Gurion University, Israel

Presenter:

Sana Qadar

Producer:

James Bullen



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