Bipolar parent and effects on child

Q: I'd like to know if you could provide me with any information on a bio-polar parent. The effects this mental illness can cause a child. Thank you for your time.

Dear Traci --
I'm sorry not to be sure just what you're asking, but in any case I expect you'll find some information that should help on the website for parents when there's bipolar disorder in the family:  www.bpkids.org.   If you're asking about whether a parent's illness can be genetically transmitted, and how often, read my page on that.

Dr. Phelps


Published February, 2001