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Posted by: Peta | 2007/08/07

Bipolar PRegnancy

Hi There

I am bipolar and my husband is not. Can you perhaps tell me the chances of our baby being born bipolar or being born "normal".

Thanks
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Dear Peta

It is only possible to predict risk if we have a clear understanding of the genetic basis of a disease, which is not the case for bipolar. Given that it is a multi-factorial disorder (caused by complex interaction between genes and environment) the risk will not be higher than 1 in 20.

Regards, Maritha

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