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Is it selfish to conceive a child, knowing your child may inherit a psychiatric disorder?
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In brief: No
Your child may not inherit the disease.
Also, depending on your diagnosis, your child may not be at significant risk. I would discus your thoughts with your doctor.

In brief: No
Your child may not inherit the disease.
Also, depending on your diagnosis, your child may not be at significant risk. I would discus your thoughts with your doctor.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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In brief: Personal decision
This is very much a personal ethical decision.
Most children are at risk for something deriving from their genetic and family inheritance. Discussion with a psychiatrist, genetic counselor, or religious/spiritual leader may be helpful.

In brief: Personal decision
This is very much a personal ethical decision.
Most children are at risk for something deriving from their genetic and family inheritance. Discussion with a psychiatrist, genetic counselor, or religious/spiritual leader may be helpful.
Dr. Lincoln Bickford
Dr. Lincoln Bickford
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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
In brief: Child
The genetic risks involved in transmission of a psychiatric illness varies, if you intend to get pregnant a genomic analysis and consultation would be good but that should not preclude you from having a child if you are able to love, nuture and provide safe care.

In brief: Child
The genetic risks involved in transmission of a psychiatric illness varies, if you intend to get pregnant a genomic analysis and consultation would be good but that should not preclude you from having a child if you are able to love, nuture and provide safe care.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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