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Is depression or suicide inheritable?>
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
11 doctors agree
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There's some evidence that depression and or psychiatric disorders, as well as suicidal behaviors have a familial relationship.
As with many things, environment comes into play together with genes. If there are these issues in your family, please find a psychotherapist to help you work through them and create a "crisis card" in case help is needed.

In brief: See Below
There's some evidence that depression and or psychiatric disorders, as well as suicidal behaviors have a familial relationship.
As with many things, environment comes into play together with genes. If there are these issues in your family, please find a psychotherapist to help you work through them and create a "crisis card" in case help is needed.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not entirely
What appears inherited is a vulnerability towards the depression and/or suicide.
Think of depression as a 3-legged stool - the 3 legs being inherited vulnerability, psychological resilience and environmental stress. The vulnerability does not get activated without a deficit of resilience and/or excess of stress. Hope this helps. If you or a loved one is struggling, please seek help asap.

In brief: Not entirely
What appears inherited is a vulnerability towards the depression and/or suicide.
Think of depression as a 3-legged stool - the 3 legs being inherited vulnerability, psychological resilience and environmental stress. The vulnerability does not get activated without a deficit of resilience and/or excess of stress. Hope this helps. If you or a loved one is struggling, please seek help asap.
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
Dr. Dheeraj Raina
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