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What are my changes of developing either bi polar or depression from all these sources of stress?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Family history

If you have some family history of mood disorders (depression, bipolar, etc) your chances are higher than others without this.
Genetics is one influence, and also the environment and patterns created when one is raised by people who are ill. Even with this, there is much you can do preventively. Good, whole foods; regular exercise & sleep; a life purpose that moves you; and healthy relationships.

In brief: Family history

If you have some family history of mood disorders (depression, bipolar, etc) your chances are higher than others without this.
Genetics is one influence, and also the environment and patterns created when one is raised by people who are ill. Even with this, there is much you can do preventively. Good, whole foods; regular exercise & sleep; a life purpose that moves you; and healthy relationships.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Thank you once again, Dr. Pappas, for a thoughtful answer that emphasizes the value for each of us in finding purpose in life, rather than merely seeking pleasure. Your answers are an inspiration.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Gosh -- thanks, Dr. Friedlander.
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Stress & Moods

Not sure what your stressors are & how they are impacting your daily activities or daily functioning.
Predisposition to mood disorder is more likely if strong family history of mood disorders, along with severe stress that negatively impacts your perceptions & moods.

In brief: Stress & Moods

Not sure what your stressors are & how they are impacting your daily activities or daily functioning.
Predisposition to mood disorder is more likely if strong family history of mood disorders, along with severe stress that negatively impacts your perceptions & moods.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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