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If my mom was depressed when she was young, am I likely to be depressed as ell?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not likely

Depression runs in families but doesn't mean u will b--but if u get symptoms seek help right away.

In brief: Not likely

Depression runs in families but doesn't mean u will b--but if u get symptoms seek help right away.
Dr. Douglas Bey
Dr. Douglas Bey
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Maybe

Because your mother had depression the odds are higher that you could develop it.
There are a lot of factors involved though. Staying physically healthy, minimizing stress, eating right and getting enough quality sleep are important. The right kind of attitude about life in general is a major factor. If your mother has stayed depression free since she was younger that's a good sign for you.

In brief: Maybe

Because your mother had depression the odds are higher that you could develop it.
There are a lot of factors involved though. Staying physically healthy, minimizing stress, eating right and getting enough quality sleep are important. The right kind of attitude about life in general is a major factor. If your mother has stayed depression free since she was younger that's a good sign for you.
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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