Bipolar disorder runs in both my family and my ex-husband's family - his family also has a history of anxiety disorders and his mother is a schizophrenic with a mile long list of OCDs, both of his brother's are also pathological liars. I worry at times about what my children may develop as they grow up, and even though both me and their father have no disorders ourselves because we both have a strong family history of it I know my children are at a higher risk than the average person. I was just wondering if any other families have the same fears I do.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 2:11 AM on Jan. 21, 2011 in General Parenting
Answer by LindaClement at 2:14 AM on Jan. 21, 2011
Answer by Imortlmommy at 2:16 AM on Jan. 21, 2011
Answer by ali_1107 at 5:57 AM on Jan. 21, 2011
I do. My mother was schizophrenic, had severe post partum depression that she never got help for, and bi polar. One of her brothers has been in an insane asylum since he was a child. My grandmother (mothers mother) was schizophrenic also. There is a lot more going on in my family tree but I'll leave it at that, lol. Horrible childhoods and trauma and drugs and alcohol seemed to fuel everyone I've mentioned. I know that there is something wrong with me also but I have dealt with it just fine I think. I worry about my own children, my oldest son exhibits the same behaviors that I did when I was his age. For my son, I tried things that nobody did for me and they have worked. I don't believe that it's JUST hereditary either. If you have a stable home and a stable life, I think that there is a good possibility that you won't have problems like this. :)
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 5:58 AM on Jan. 21, 2011
And I also have to agree with LindaClement. My crazy could easily have been taught and not hereditary. So could my oldest sons. I hadn't quite learned how to deal with my stuff before he was born so he seen a lot in his few years that he shouldn't have.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 6:04 AM on Jan. 21, 2011
Answer by 2boyz2pray4 at 11:56 AM on Jan. 21, 2011
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