Our expert says:
I suggest that you consult your doctor to have DNA tests done on both you and your partner to establish if there is a possibility that you will pass a defective gene to your child that is a cause for bipolar disease or schizophrenia. To predict if someone will become schizophrenic or bipolar is very difficult, as there are many factors that contributes to the development of these conditions. Genetics do play a role and special tests can be done, to predict a risk factor. If a close relative does have this condition, there is a 6.5% percent risk that it will be passed on to your children.
Please refer to the following link for more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schizofrenia
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