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    Genetic Combinations May Play Role in Bipolar
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    Annie_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Hi Everyone!

    If you or a loved one has a family history of mental illness, you may find this WebMD article helpful:

    Genetic Pattern for Schizophrenia Found -- Studies Show Genetic Combinations May Increase Risk of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder .

    It's not easy to see family members struggle with mental illnesses such as depression and bipolar disorder, so I hope that you will find this community helpful as you search for help for your loved ones!

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    - Annie


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