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Is having suicidal thoughts a tendency you can pass on to your children?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not Exactly

It would be too specific to say that suicidal thoughts can be an inherited trait.
However, there is some genetic risk with various mood disorders, and these problems with mood may include suicidal thoughts.

In brief: Not Exactly

It would be too specific to say that suicidal thoughts can be an inherited trait.
However, there is some genetic risk with various mood disorders, and these problems with mood may include suicidal thoughts.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. David Roth
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Depression and suicidal responses are the result of genetic tendencies towards disruptions in the proper regulation of the emotional brain.
It manifests when the person encounters the right environmental triggers. Depression is found in 15% of children who have a parent who suffers from depression.

In brief: Yes

Depression and suicidal responses are the result of genetic tendencies towards disruptions in the proper regulation of the emotional brain.
It manifests when the person encounters the right environmental triggers. Depression is found in 15% of children who have a parent who suffers from depression.
Dr. David Roth
Dr. David Roth
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