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Problems in the Family?

Do you have a close family (blood) relative who has had a serious mental health problem and has needed to see a Psychiatrist?

It could be that you have what the experts call ‘genetic loading’. This means that you may have inherited a SMALL chance of getting a problem yourself.


It’s only a chance, and we are talking about the very BIG mental health problems a close family member may have had. So don’t fret – If your aunt Agnes had a problem, it does not mean that you will definitely get it as well.

Warning signs of a breakdown