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    Bipolar and children

    Depression was one thing but the more I think about it. Bipolar is something else. it really makes me not want to have kids at all, just because I don't want to have to inherit any of this to a child? Why can't more people think like me? Never mind that question I know the answer. :roll:
    The hardest thing you can do is smile when you are ill, in pain, or depressed. But this no-cost remedy is a necessary first half-step if you are to start on the road to recovery.? Allen Klein

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    Re: Bipolar and children

    While there is undoubtedly a genetic vulnerability for disorders such as depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and even schizophrenia, it is far from a one-to-one relationship. If you have bipolar disorder, it's true that statistically this means there is a greater risk for your child to develop bipolar disorder, depression, or an anxiety disorder - but there is a much greater chance that the child will not have that problem.

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    Re: Bipolar and children

    Plus--all the good things you have to pass down probably outweigh the bad ones...people can have mental and/or physical abnormalities or disorders and still have a great meaningful and fulfilling life!

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