Study links bipolar disorder with older fathers

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by amazeofgrace, Sep 1, 2008.

  1. amazeofgrace

    amazeofgrace New Member

    I don't know how accurate their study is personally
  2. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Interesting. I was going to say that maybe it could be somewhat true for me because my father was 36 when I was born but according to their "older" meaning, that doesnt fit. Now with Cory...just the opposite would be true. Young dad.
  3. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Finally, someone isn't blaming the mother! :rolleyes:
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Well. That would work for Nichole. husband was 41. However, it's also pretty common in the family and other than husband........the other parents were all young. Very young. In their 20's.

    But like TM said, at least they stopped pointing the finger at the moms. lol
  5. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I had heard that about schizophrenia a long while ago...
  6. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Though I suspect there is some bipolar on husband's side of the family, I think Missy's bipolar is predominantly coming from my mother's side. My mother's side has so many disorders that it would make your head spin. Fotunately, I did not suffer that gene pool.
  7. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    Our adopted daughter...well...
    Both bio parents may have had the disorder.
    HOWEVER, dad had more symptoms.
    It may have been a case of BiPolar (BP) I and BiPolar (BP) II.
  8. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    You know when you think about mom and dad were both mid 30s when they had me. My dad has a brother that is "something"...none of us really know what but he has been institutionalized since he was very young. He was born right around the time the rest of his brothers were going off to WWII so obviously HIS parents were much older.

    I do think my mental illness problems run down my moms side of the family but maybe just a drop come from my dads side...who knows.