How likely am I to get depression?

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Depression runs in my family but only my uncle has it. He was diagnosed with clinical depression after landing in a psych ward more than a decade ago. My parents don’t have anything and neither do my grandparents on both sides. If only my uncle has it, will I be likely to get it too? Is it worth stressing about?
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I mean, without being rude, why is this even a question?

Focus on living a healthy life and on developing good coping strategies and healthy response mechanisms to difficult situations and hope for the best. It's a fine line between meeting the clinical criteria for depression, and being a mixture of sad, stressed and anxious in a particular time in your life.

I think it's unhealthy to preempt ending up with a clinical diagnosis like this.


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This is all just my opinion and as somebody with a diagnosed psychiatric disorder, I genuinely don't mean to sound off.
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I mean, without being rude, why is this even a question?

Focus on living a healthy life and on developing good coping strategies and healthy response mechanisms to difficult situations and hope for the best. It's a fine line between meeting the clinical criteria for depression, and being a mixture of sad, stressed and anxious in a particular time in your life.

I think it's unhealthy to preempt ending up with a clinical diagnosis like this.


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This is all just my opinion and as somebody with a diagnosed psychiatric disorder, I genuinely don't mean to sound off.
Depression often runs in families so...
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Depression often runs in families so...
Still isn't worth worrying about. Just take care of yourself.
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Depression often runs in families so...
... Most conditions have a hereditary connection, that doesn't mean you're going to end up with it. Nobody is going to be able to sit down and give you a statistical means of determining how likely or not you are to end up with a certain condition, psychiatric, psychological or otherwise.
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... Most conditions have a hereditary connection, that doesn't mean you're going to end up with it. Nobody is going to be able to sit down and give you a statistical means of determining how likely or not you are to end up with a certain condition, psychiatric, psychological or otherwise.
Ok. I only asked this because I thought there were statistics on this. I know that if you have a parent with the condition there can be up to 50 percent chance you will get it. I don’t know about other relatives though.
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Ok. I only asked this because I thought there were statistics on this. I know that if you have a parent with the condition there can be up to 50 percent chance you will get it. I don’t know about other relatives though.
But it's variable. Everything I'm saying is supposed to just make sure that you're not panicking about something that it isn't worth panicking about.

Most people have a 'bout' of depression at some point in their lives, others may have 'major depression'; cross that bridge when and if you get to it and make sure you access appropriate support as and when (and if) you feel you need it. That's the best you can do.
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