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Is bipolar disorder inherent in families?

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Dr. Donald Haupt
Psychiatry
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Donald Haupt
Dr. Donald Haupt
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Bipolar

Yes, there is a strong genetic component of bipolar disorder what can be seen cross-generationally in families.

In brief: Bipolar

Yes, there is a strong genetic component of bipolar disorder what can be seen cross-generationally in families.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Matthew Keener
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: In dIfferent ways

Euphoric type bipolar disorder (with clear history of mania and days without sleep) is more commonly linked through a genetic history as opposed to family environment.
Families with BP consisting of overall emotional dysregulation and irritability (as opposed to grandiosity and euphoria) can often have higher rates of transmission as a result of the psycho-social factors involved in families.

In brief: In dIfferent ways

Euphoric type bipolar disorder (with clear history of mania and days without sleep) is more commonly linked through a genetic history as opposed to family environment.
Families with BP consisting of overall emotional dysregulation and irritability (as opposed to grandiosity and euphoria) can often have higher rates of transmission as a result of the psycho-social factors involved in families.
Dr. Matthew Keener
Dr. Matthew Keener
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