Will my daughter have mental issues?

Gera21 - posted on 09/20/2012 ( 1 mom has responded )




Let me start by saying that I am very healthy/mentally stable. BUT I do have mild bipolar,depression, and ocd, and have since I was a small child. It runs in my family. My almost 6 year old gets sad sometimes and she honestly doesnt know why. She will be over emotional and tear up very easily. I have been on prozac and welbutrin for a long time, and it works great for me; if I hadnt told you about my issues, and you knew me, you would never guess I have those two disorders. I am bubbly, optomistic, silly, outgoing, and a people person. When I was little, my ocd was very severe, and it was mostly all mental, other that the constant turning on and off of the lights. I had thoughts that if I went to sleep, I would sleep walk and kill my family, or burn the house down....so I was scared to go to sleep because I didnt want anything bad to happen to my loved ones. My childhood wasnt great...and my mom didnt recognize that I needed help, so I didnt get any until I was about 18.

I want to do everything I can to make sure my girls do not suffer from these...any suggestions? Am I worrying too much? Thanks


Katherine - posted on 09/20/2012




I worry about my girls too because I have the same issues. It could skip a generation. It all depends. If you are that concerned take her to a psychologist or psychiatrist for peace of mind.

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