Does bipolar disorder run in the family?

Yes it does. Lf one of the parent has bipolar the risk for his children 15-25 % if both parents has it the risk can reach 50% and more.
Yes it is genetis. Please go to cabf and read the details and dbsa, all the studies show genetic markers, also kindling means , with every generation the frequency and intensity increases and also the age of onset seems to decrease so the preventive measures are very important. Sleep markers and regulation of sleep in babies, noticing of their temperment and avoiding stimulants unless mood stabilised.
It is genetic and. We are considered to be the most complex genetic creature on the planet but interesting at the same time as we share the same pool with every living creature. Every illness we have has some gentic variant and then nature vs nature means environment allows or suppresses the gene to express or not . Bipolar dis has a very high genetic variant but nurture and environment and sleep diet drug preventio.

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Does bipolar disorder run in the family> should you tell them if you get it?

Yes. Bipolar is one of the more heritable psychiatric conditions but may manefest in different ways such as anxiety and panic or ocd. Knowledge of family history and family response to treatment can be very helpful. Read more...

Does bipolar disorder have to run in your family for you to get it?

No. Many mental illnesses run in families, but there has never been any convincing evidence that they are hereditary (passed down in the genes). Read more...
No . It seems that the right combination of genes needs to be present for the development of bipolar disorder. And the has to be the first person in a family to have it. Read more...

I take Abilify (aripiprazole) for bipolar disorder. It sometimes causes uncontrollable speech if I run out or if I'm exhausted. What could be happening? Tourette's?

Discuss w/ doctor. Who prescribed abilify (aripiprazole). There are tourette's pts who are given this to control that symptom. I suppose, like sometimes happens with newer drugs - symptoms may be elicited. Your doctor should be told about this in detail. A different drug or dose may relieve you. Also, try not to get exhausted. Bipolar (or any) psychiatric condition is worsened by fatigue. Talk therapy may help you find balance. Read more...