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My sister says she has bipolar disorder. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
5 doctors agree
In brief: Increased Risk
There is an increased risk among close family members if someone has bipolar disorder.
However, this is not an automatic result.

In brief: Increased Risk
There is an increased risk among close family members if someone has bipolar disorder.
However, this is not an automatic result.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Lea Danielsen
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
It does run in families.
The risk for you however having one family member would still be small.

In brief: Yes
It does run in families.
The risk for you however having one family member would still be small.
Dr. Lea Danielsen
Dr. Lea Danielsen
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