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Is conduct disorder hereditary?

Is conduct disorder hereditary?

Yes: It is heretiable in a few ways, modeling, watching parents results in similar behavior, impulse control has heretible components, and if a child's needs are not met by his caregivers, he will not develop empathy, only survival strategies and tend to violate the rights of others-the hallmark of conduct disorder. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Conduct Disorder (Definition)

Conduct disorder typically occurs in teens and refers to a persisten pattern of rule breaking with respects to rights of others and social norms. Behaviors can include aggression to people or animals, property distruction, stealing and lying, and other forms of rule-breaking such as running away or being truant. Behaviors have to be recurrent & persistant & cause ...Read more


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Is bipolar disorder hereditary?

Is bipolar disorder hereditary?

Genetics: Bipolar disorder has been found to have some hereditary basis. This doesn't mean that there is a 100% chance that the offsoring of someone with bipolar d/o will enx up with it as well, but rather there is more likelihood as compared to the general population. I believe bipolar d/ o is now the 2nd highezt of mental d/o, being surpassed by adhd. ...Read more

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Is bipolarity a genetic disorder?

Is bipolarity a genetic disorder?

Yes: Bipolarity is very strongly related to genetic inheritance. How it affects your life (the balance of good and bad effects of mood variation) may depend on your growing up experiences. But whether or not you have bipolar mood variation is almost all due to genes. ...Read more

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How is conduct disorder related to anti-social personality disorder?

How is conduct disorder related to anti-social personality disorder?

Conduct Disorder: Conduct disorder occurs in childhood and adolescence. It involves long-term (chronic) behavior problems like defiant, impulsive behavior; drug use; truancy before age 13; and criminal activity. It can be associated w/addiction in the parents, child abuse, family conflict, poverty, etc. Untreated or treated unsuccessfully, kids with this may go on to develop antisocial pd after age 18. ...Read more

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Is homosexuality a genetic disorder?

Is homosexuality a genetic disorder?

No.: Homosexuality may have a partially genetic basis, but it is not a disorder and not chromosomal. ...Read more

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Is alcoholism a genetic disorder?

Is alcoholism a genetic disorder?

Very often yes: Alcoholism does have a very strong genetic component, there is much research to indicate that many alcoholics brains are different than non, even before their first drink, however the degree of genetic influence would very between persons. The environment or life circumstances however are also part of the disease's expression. It is usually a combo of nature and nurture. ...Read more

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Is bipolar disorder inherent in families?

Is bipolar disorder inherent in families?

Usually: Bipolar disorder is often inherited, though the rates from parent to child are around 10%. If one of your parents has bipolar disorder, its a good idea to be aware of the symptoms and see a professional if they develop so one can learn how to cope and likely get on a mood stabilizer. ...Read more

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Is cotard delusion a genetic disorder?

Is cotard delusion a genetic disorder?

Delusion: Cotard delusion has been reported many years ago. Please go to the local library and ask them to help you find books on this topic. It is a rare mental illness and not usually a genetic disorder. I would really appreciate it if you could let me know what you have learned at the library. ...Read more

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Is dystonia a genetic disorder? 

Is dystonia a genetic disorder? 

Not always: Not always. While there are hereditary forms, it can also be caused by trauma, infections and more commonly, by some medications. ...Read more

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Is schizencephaly a genetic disorder?

Is schizencephaly a genetic disorder?

Sometimes it is: Schizencephaly is a birth defect of the brain with abnormal slits/clefts in the surface of the brain. The exact cause is unknown. There are some recurrences in a family which point to a genetic cause, and some genes have been reported in studies. But most of the time no genetic cause is found. It also depends on whether the patient has other findings, which would increase risk of genetic origin. ...Read more

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Is borderline personality disorder inherited?

Is borderline personality disorder inherited?

Possible: Two studies by distel et al. In 2008 found a strong genetic contribution to borderline personality dx. However, it is early in this research to be confident about such conclusions. Nonetheless, it would not surprise me if more research supported these findings, given the known genetic contribution to other disorders such as schizophrenia, anxiety (gad, ptsd), bipolar dx, and adhd. ...Read more

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Which type of genetic disorder is bipolar disorder?

Genetics of Bipolar: Although results inconsistent, many earlier studies suggest chromosomal aberrations (specifically chromosome 6q & 8q21). Most studies suggested heterogeneity (several genes involved, specifically those for serotonin, Dopamine & glutamate. Also, there is strong correlation with advanced paternal age, suggesting genetic mutations. ...Read more

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Is CP a genetic disorder?

Is CP a genetic disorder?

CP: No, cerebral palsy is not considered to be a genetic disorder. CP consists of a multifactorial group of nonprogressive clinical syndromes that cause motor and postural problems. The main conditions associated with increasing the chance of having CP are intrapartum hypoxia, prematurity, intrauterine growth restriction, intrauterine infection and antepartum hemorrhage. ...Read more

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Is bipolar disorder something inherited from parents?

Is bipolar disorder something inherited from parents?

Yes: For bipolar disorder, children who have one parent with the illness have a 15% risk of developing the disorder. Those who have two parents with bipolar have about a 50% risk. For depression, if someone has a parent or sibling with major depression, that person probably has a 2 or 3 times greater risk of developing the illness compared with the average person (or around 20-30% instead of 10%). ...Read more

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Is blindness a genetic disorder?

Is blindness a genetic disorder?

Depends: On what causes the blindness, like retinitis pigmentosa or staargardt's. Most causes are not. ...Read more

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Is split personality is a genetic disorder?

Is split personality is a genetic disorder?

D.I.D.: See general information below re dissociative identity disorder (DID). Causes not fully known but not thought to be genetic. https://patient.info/health/an-introduction-to-dissociative-identity-disorder ...Read more

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Is bipolar genetic?

Is bipolar genetic?

Genetics of Bipolar: Although results inconsistent, many earlier studies suggest chromosomal aberrations (specifically chromosome 6q & 8q21). Most studies suggested heterogeneity (several genes involved, specifically those for serotonin, Dopamine & glutamate. Also, there is strong correlation with advanced paternal age, suggesting genetic mutations. ...Read more

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Is bipolar disorder related to hypersexuality?

Is bipolar disorder related to hypersexuality?

It can be.: A manic episode can be characterized by an increased interest in sex, extroversion, impulsivity and poor decision making. A dangerous combination. ...Read more

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What is ?Oppositional defiant disorder ?

What is ?Oppositional defiant disorder ?

Defined: Odd is classified as one of the beharioral disorders in the dsm-iv. It is characterized by defiance, argumentative, difficulty with authority figures, can be vindictive, blames others for their mistakes, loses temper easily, deliberately annoys others, to name a few. These characteristics or symptoms need to be present for 6 months. Doesn't typically respond to meds. ...Read more