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Those living with bipolar disorder in Rochester, Minnesota often feel that they have limited resources in terms of treatment. Sometimes the most effective mental health treatment is out of town – even out of state. When you need comprehensive care and effective mental health treatment, it pays to do your research and find the right program for your needs. Contact us today to find out what you need to know about mental health treatment and psychiatric care. See More At: Owatonna Mental Health Services.

Does Bipolar Disorder Run in Your Family?

Though no one knows for sure why certain people develop bipolar disorder and others do not, some researchers believe that genetics may play a part – though they also agree that there is no one single cause. Is someone in your family in Rochester, Minnesota living with bipolar disorder? Does that mean that you or one of your blood relatives has a chance of developing the disorder as well?

It’s possible. The research today generally focuses on identifying the gene or genes that may increase the possibility that certain people will develop bipolar disorder. So far, studies have shown that children with a parent or sibling living with bipolar disorder have a four to six times higher chance of developing the disorder themselves, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Usually, however, research has shown that those with a genetic predisposition to the disorder also have a co-occurring issue, including one of the following:

  • Social issues that made it impossible to do well at work or school
  • Co-occurring medical disorders like substance abuse
  • Co-occurring mental health disorders like panic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • History of hospitalization due to mood episodes

Treatment Is Available to Rochester, MN Families

Find out everything you need to know about mental health treatment for yourself or your loved one in Rochester. Call now for assistance finding the mental health care you need.

Rochester Treatment Centers

1926 COLLEGEVIEW RD E,
Rochester, MN 55904
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507-529-0503