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Sense of malevolence?

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FrootKrumble Sat 01-Nov-14 17:43:04

Changed name to ask this. I'm currently possibly not incredibly well and while in town today was struggling a lot with feelings of malevolence coming from other people which seemed to be backed up by their actions and their talking about me - one woman put her arm out in front of me in a shop to have her friend push her pram through, another man commented about me walking in front of him and then muttered something to his girlfriend, and I was very scared and feeling I was about to be attacked. I'm seeing a doctor this week - do I need to mention this feeling as a separate thing from anxiety and does anyone else struggle with feelings of bad-intent and malign purpose coming from others? If it's relevant I probably looked agitated and/or anxious but don't usually get feelings of people having bad intent towards me. Can anxiety manifest like this?

GoldfishSpy Sat 01-Nov-14 17:46:46

Yes you should mention this. Do you have anyone you can talk to in real life? Are you under any MH professionals?

I am wondering whether you should talk to someone soon as it sounds like an unpleasant thing to have to endure.

FrootKrumble Sat 01-Nov-14 17:52:48

Yes, I'm under MH care and the doctor I'm seeing next week is a psychiatrist. Wasn't sure if this is something significant I should mention specifically or whether it can just go under general social anxiety.

FrootKrumble Sat 01-Nov-14 17:57:15

Specifically, I don't normally experience psychosis and wanted to know from people with experience if I need to tell the doctor about this in terms of the "do you have unusual experiences" question, or whether this is a normal non-psychotic manifestation of anxiety, since there were no voices etc., just feelings.

Iwasinamandbunit Sat 01-Nov-14 19:14:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FrootKrumble Sat 01-Nov-14 19:20:32

Thanks Iwas. I will mention it in case it is significant.

thornrose Sat 01-Nov-14 19:27:23

My dd is 15 and has just been diagnosed with depression. She is also extremely paranoid at the moment. She thinks people/strangers can tell how she is feeling. She has had to stop going online because if her friends were online she felt they were laughing at her and talking about her. She describes it as a strong presence of hate. She even felt that I didn't love her and secretly hated her. The GP didn't seem overly concerned which surprised me!

FrootKrumble Sat 01-Nov-14 19:30:03

Thanks thornrose. I'm sorry your daughter is going through that.

FrootKrumble Sat 01-Nov-14 19:47:12

I think I am experiencing anxiety, but often struggle to interpret doctors' questions. Thanks all for your help.

Iwasinamandbunit Sat 01-Nov-14 22:15:42

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

FrootKrumble Sat 01-Nov-14 22:20:04

Thank you flowers

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