Our expert says:
I've actually discussed this in the forum rather recently, if you'll check the archives/ You don't inherit it directly, like colour of eyes, but you can inherit a degree of vulnerability to later developing depression or bipolar disorder, a higher degree of vulnerability if BOTH parents have the disorder --- but it's never inevitable. The condition is quite common, even among those of us with no family history of it, but one's risk can be greater if there is.
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