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does a parent with bad anxiety cause a baby to develop a strange personality?

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Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
To truly answer,: I need more information about both the mother and the child. But this sounds like you are concerned, so why not talk it over with your family doctor or a psychiatrist who can help you figure this out?
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Richard Levenson
32 years experience Clinical Psychology
Parent anxiety: Well, the parent's anxiety will likely be communicated to the child, who may then become anxious himself/herself. This parent should look into some mental health support before that happens.
Answered on Feb 8, 2015
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