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If a man and a woman, (both with mild -polar), get

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Hello. If a man and a woman, (both with mild bi-polar), get married, is there a much greater chance of their children developing the condition?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 2 years ago.
Dear customer
Thanks for your question.
Children with one parent with the disorder have about a 10%-25% chance of developing bipolar disorder themselves. Children with two parents with the disorder have a 10%-50% chance.
Take care.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thank you for your very prompt reply. Would it be reasonable for me to take the average of each range and say that the chances increase from 17.5% to 30% or would this be an incorrect assumption?

Expert:  Dr. Ravoof replied 2 years ago.
Dear customer, Thanks for your reply. No we cannot take the average, since different studies that have been done have shown different average risk percentages, hence the range. Take care.
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