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Would you be worried if...

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hobbgoblin Wed 08-Jul-09 10:56:46

Someone in your local community probably suffered from periods of psychosis and on occasion you were a focal point of their paranoia/delusions?

Both myself and exdp have been and though I am pretty unphased by shizotypal illness, this bothers me somewhat as I live alone with DC and feel that sometimes this person is undermedicated and a bit of a threat.

ErikaMaye Wed 08-Jul-09 22:47:50

Yes, I would be as well. I can understand your concern. I don't know what to really suggest. I suffer from bouts of physcotic delusions etc. at times and I know how worrying it is for my DP, so I can only imagine how worrying it must be for you. Horrible as it sounds, prehaphs it would be best for you to do your uttermost to avoid this individual - its not fair on your or your DC if you feel you're in danger.

hobbgoblin Thu 09-Jul-09 00:17:06

You see, I think you are lovely ErikaMaye, purely judging by your posts here. My friend who committed suicide and had Bipolar Schizotypal dual diahnosis was also lovely and I was never afraid of him. So why should I be at all afraid of this man?

I just don't know if I should be more cautious or whether I should try harder not to be afraid of a stranger's mental illness...

SOLOisMeredithGrey Thu 09-Jul-09 00:20:50

Isn't it though, that sometimes you just get a feeling about someone that could be magnified by such an illness?

SOLOisMeredithGrey Thu 09-Jul-09 00:21:18

The feeling magnified I mean.

ErikaMaye Thu 09-Jul-09 23:08:10

blush Thankyou, thats so sweet.

I'm really sorry to hear about your friend. I lost a friend to suicide, and several people online as well. If you ever want to talk (Not to throw it in your face, but just that I can sympathise.) please know you can always message me.

Its quite natural to be cautious, and I do hope you're not feeling bad because of that. I think at times even specialists are worried by some of the people they come in contact with. I agree with SOLOisMeredithGrey as well - sometimes its the person you are cautious off, and the condition is just a feeder of this.

You can be cautious without being rude - not that I can imagine you being so.

I know its not exactly the same, but a friend of DPs has a drug problem, and because of this is violent at times (He has actually stabbed my DP in the thigh, although this happened before we were together) as well as just being all together a bit "out of it", if you understand me. I've put my foot down, before the baby is even born, and said I do not want this person having ANY contact with my child. He's actually okay, quite funny and caring, but theres the other side to him that scares me, and makes me scared for my child. You're just looking out for yourself and your child.

I hope you've had a good day

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