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February 11th, 2011, 10:17 AM
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Do any Mental illnesses run in your family? Or ARe you the first? Is there someone that you suspect has one but has never been diagnosed?
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February 11th, 2011, 05:14 PM
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I don't know. I know that biologically I'm predisposed to all sorts of medical issues but I have no clue about mental issues. It would not surprise me one bit if the majority of my paternal side is in the very least manic depressive.
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February 13th, 2011, 08:36 AM
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My mom is manic depressive and had an eating disorder for years. And I think my stepdad is bipolar and my Bio dad is drug dependant
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February 14th, 2011, 10:04 AM
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I think it does. My mom is currently on anti-depressants, my sister is most likely Bi-polar not that she will go see a doctor about it and I think (some day I'll go see a doctor)I've been dealing with depression since middle school.
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February 14th, 2011, 01:09 PM
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my whole maternal is either BPD Bi-polar or depressed, I just found out my paternal side is dpression so yup I was screwed from birth
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March 10th, 2011, 11:10 AM
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I was the first willing to get diagnosed.

I suspect as well as other HM professionals based on meeting and history, my mother and grandmother. It seems first born children on my mother side. My son as well and his is first born. This is going back at least 5 generations.

I think that I have broken the cycle in at least introducing therapy, medication - but not overly, trigger monitoring and journaling, etc. Using coping mechanism and stuff I learned as well as teaching my son and getting the different family, friend and professional supports needed.
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March 18th, 2011, 02:28 PM
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I was the first willing to get diagnosed
Ditto.

Mental health is not really talked about on either side of the family. My uncle has alcohol problems but do not know if he has ever been diagnosed with a MH condition. Other then that I have no idea. My husband has ADHD and there are known mental health issues on his side of the family but my mom, dad or sister has, to my knowledge, never been dx with anything.
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March 25th, 2011, 04:59 PM
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My moms sister has schitzophrenia, and was diagnosed at 20 or so... my other two aunts on my dads side have bipolar disorder
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June 17th, 2011, 09:35 PM
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I am almost positive it runs in families. My mother (rip) had depression, my aunt has anxiety and I am certain my Nanna suffered from anxiety and depression but was never diagnosed.

I have had depression, have anxiety and now they think I am borderline (bpd). I am not convinced of the latter diagnosis mind you.
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