Is Bipolar genetic ?

Irvine, CA

#1 Mar 10, 2012
No Genetic Proof of Mental Illnesses

“No claim for a gene for a psychiatric condition has stood the test of time, in spite of popular misinformation.”—Dr. Joseph Glenmullen, Harvard Medical School psychiatrist

“….modern psychiatry has yet to convincingly prove the genetic/biological cause of any single mental illness.”—David Kaiser, psychiatrist

“In fourty years,‘biological’ psychiatry has yet to validate a single psychiatric condition/diagnosis as an abnormality/disease, or as anything ‘neurological,’‘biological,’‘c hemically-imbalanced’ or ‘genetic.’”—Dr. Fred Baughman Jr., child neurologist, Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology

Read more @
Lesson Learned 1

London, KY

#2 Mar 25, 2012
I don't know if it is genetic but my father had it. I have it. That sounds strange to me.


#3 Jun 2, 2012
100% GENETIC. It runs in the family. Period

Since: Jul 12

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Jul 11, 2012
There are many rumors that it runs through the family however, none have yet to be proven at the DNA level. To be perfectly honest, I am the only one who suffers the bi-polar class in my own family that I know of so I can attest to being that in that percentile that mental health issue came out of the blue. This doesn't mean it doesn't though.

ADHD, another common mental illness, runs through my children, through their father. So it is possible, it has just not been genetically proven.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Bipolar Disorder Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
do all bipolar relationships end in disaster? (Sep '09) 2 hr bevm 4,957
will my bipolar fiance come back?help (Jan '14) 6 hr Estrella1 26
BP fiance cheated twice , signs that are concer... 8 hr Strife84 6
My gf told me she has bipolar 2, what to do? Jun 16 Strife84 2
News Mother with bipolar disorder lost her entire li... Jun 16 Strife84 1
Is my BP EX GF just manipulating me? Jun 16 Strife84 6
How to throw a pity party Jun 15 Seeing 2
More from around the web