One of my worries of the day, today, was the fact that if I have children it is quite possible they will end up severely depressed or with schizophrenia or bipolar disease since I have mental health problems. It’s hard for me to deal with this thought as since I am so frustrated with being insane myself I would never want to impose this on another human being. I rather my child had asthma or type 1 diabetes as horrible as that sounds. At least they would be happy once in awhile. Maybe in the future there will be better treatments or maybe my children will be brought up in a much better environment then I was. Whatever the case, it bothers me..but not much I can do about it. Also genetics are random at times. Mental health problems are hard to target to a gene although there has been a gene that was linked to schizophrenia found.

 

I have heard of people having completely normal and happy children even though one or both of the parents had mental health problems so that is comforting. 

 

Also Sarah Silverman said in an interview she does not want to have children because she is scared she they will end up with depression.

 

http://healthland.time.com/2012/06/05/should-depressed-people-avoid-having-children/

 

It’s interesting…

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About depressionica

Young sciency/arsty/etc girl who is highly interested in her own problem, depression and mental illness. She takes the scientific approach and is constantly reading new research and self-help books.

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