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Have twin studies shown that bipolar disorder is hereditary?

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Yes: The disorder is highly heritable. Estimates of the genetic component to the heritability range from 60 to 85 percent.

Answered 4/23/2016

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Dr. Arman Danielyan answered

Specializes in Child Psychiatry

Bipolar disorder: It is highly genetic illness. There is about 70 % chance of child to have bipolar disorder if both parents have been diagnosed with it as well.

Answered 6/19/2015

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