A 18-year-old female asked:
My mom is bipolar and i have anxiety disorder. is there a chance that i could also be bipolar? is it genetic?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Clinical Psychology
Yes: There is a genetic predisposition for bipolar disorder. I cannot say whether or not you have such a predisposition. It is certainly possible that you have an anxiety disorder without being bipolar. A qualified psychologist or psychiatrist can determine what type of disorder you have and what you don't have.
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