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my boyfriend's father is bipolar is there chance my boyfriend may be bipolar too?


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Bipolar does have a genetic component, more than unipolar depression and less than schizophrenia. But like all psychological disorders, the outcome and expression of a disorder depend not just on genetics but also on the environment and experiences of the patient. Having a parent with the disorder does increase the probability of him developing the disorder, but by no means does it confirm such a thing.
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