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Is insecure attachments as a child associated with bipolar disorder as an adult?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Alfredo Soto
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
There is no evidence that bipolar disorder comes from attachment difficulties.
It is generally a genetic illness.

In brief: No
There is no evidence that bipolar disorder comes from attachment difficulties.
It is generally a genetic illness.
Dr. Alfredo Soto
Dr. Alfredo Soto
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Not Necessarily
Severe attachment problems in childhood can be a risk factor for a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems.
However, there is not a clear association between childhood attachment problems and adult onset bipolar disorder.

In brief: Not Necessarily
Severe attachment problems in childhood can be a risk factor for a wide variety of emotional and behavioral problems.
However, there is not a clear association between childhood attachment problems and adult onset bipolar disorder.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Carlos Barrios
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: Depends
Any stress, such as insecure attachment situation, can make easier expression of a genetic vulnerability be it depression, anxiety, or mental health syndromes.
Depends on the family genetic history and of course the emotional environment. But an environment that is nurturing is much more neuroprotective e.g. waylay or bypass the gene expression as resilency of the individual builds. Take care.

In brief: Depends
Any stress, such as insecure attachment situation, can make easier expression of a genetic vulnerability be it depression, anxiety, or mental health syndromes.
Depends on the family genetic history and of course the emotional environment. But an environment that is nurturing is much more neuroprotective e.g. waylay or bypass the gene expression as resilency of the individual builds. Take care.
Dr. Carlos Barrios
Dr. Carlos Barrios
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