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knitnut

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Hi ya. I am the KnitNut and new to this type of forum.
I have the misfortune to be a member of a family with a lot of depression issues, spanning four generations (that we
know of). I just learned today that one of my adult children is in crisis which is distressing me terribly.
How much of this mess is hereditary? Do our kids learn it from us? Are we just born this way? I'd sure like to hear your
thoughts on this subject.
 
marcustwelve

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:welcome: I'm fairly new here also but I'm sure others will be able to answer some of your questions better than I. All the best and hope the forum helps you :)
 
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:hi: knitnut and :welcome: to the forum. Pleased to have you onboard. In my opinion mh issues are not hereditary but others may say differently. I also dont believe that people are born with this problem. I can fully understand why you are so worried about your child but Im sure that you will do every thing in your power to help them through. Do you yourself suffer with depression? I know from experience how difficult it can be to deal with this. I look forward to hearing more about you on here and can assure you that the members will do everything they can to support you. Tina x
 
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Thank you for the welcome messages. I'm really in quite a dither right now with all of this mess happening far away from me. YES, I do have long standing depression issues though I'm under control. I had severe post natal depression after the birth of this child. In later years it has been SAD. That too is under control. My mother had severe depression and two of her uncles were suicides. It seems to be a vicious circle.
 
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:welcome: to the forum if you have any questions just pm me or another forum buddy ok.

Pixie :)
 
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