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choochie70

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I have 3 grown up children, one suffers with depression as do I, 1 has OCD and 1 has quite a severe tic. Now my 5 year old grandaughter is showing signs of compulsive behaviour. My mother was manic depressive and I worry all this is somehow related. Is this possible?
 
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I have 3 grown up children, one suffers with depression as do I, 1 has OCD and 1 has quite a severe tic. Now my 5 year old grandaughter is showing signs of compulsive behaviour. My mother was manic depressive and I worry all this is somehow related. Is this possible?
one dr said it does tend to run in familys, whether thats due to genes or shared upbringing, it was predicted when they first mapped the genome the genetic cause would be found, never happened

Was talking to my psychiatrist when i had one about my nephew he said theres quite often a genetic component in these things
 
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Thankyou for your reply. It does worry me that my children might have inhere ted their problems from me especially now my grandaughter is showing certain signs. Do you think it's worth discussing with my doctor?
 
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Thankyou for your reply. It does worry me that my children might have inhere ted their problems from me especially now my grandaughter is showing certain signs. Do you think it's worth discussing with my doctor?
discusssing it with the dr drs do tend to veer towards genetics and biochemistry, as one writer called them medical technicians
 
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Hiya,
Just wanted to say that yes this things can be hereditary - whether or not it's down to genes or observing and learning behaviour I don't know. It's a big debate to be had and I know very little about the science behind it all.
I am wondering though if this is an issue for you, in the sense that you blame yourself? I'm not trying to put words in your mouth, i'm just making sure that you're not beating yourself up over something that isn't your fault.
 
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Thanks for your reply, sorry about the delay it's been a busy weekend. yes I suppose I do blame myself to a certain extent. It's hard to watch my children struggling. Don't get me wrong a lot of the time they are happy healthy adults but I'm forever waiting for the next dip. My son especially is very up and down and it breaks my heart to see him crying on my shoulder not knowing which way to turn. I think mums hold themselves responsible for quite a lot when it comes to their children.
 
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