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If one person in house has depression or is bi polar, will he start causing others there to get mentally sick?

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Dr. Paul Pancner
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Difficult to answer

First, the mental d/o is not contagious.
Second, livibg with someone with a mental d/o can be very difficult. Whether others are affected by the illness depends on a number of factors: coping skills of other members, current stressors, support system, whether person in treatment, acceptance of treatment, type of d/o, etc.

In brief: Difficult to answer

First, the mental d/o is not contagious.
Second, livibg with someone with a mental d/o can be very difficult. Whether others are affected by the illness depends on a number of factors: coping skills of other members, current stressors, support system, whether person in treatment, acceptance of treatment, type of d/o, etc.
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