3 thoughts on “The Importance of Family History on Mental Health

  • July 23, 2018 at 11:01 am

    This is a great article when it comes to the Family History regarding to mental illness.
    I can thoroughly agree that when a family member is to suffer from a mental illness, is has a greater effect on the children. My grandmother, grandfather, my mom and I recently just got diagnosed with social anxiety. I think I picked up on small ques that my mom always did. She was always paranoid, and it resulted in me always being paranoid as well once I got older and had a more aware concept of my surroundings.

  • July 23, 2018 at 11:11 am

    I think it is so important to understand the mental breakdown of your family. Whether it is genetic or contributed to learned behaviors, I think it is important to see where it stems from. For me, both of my grandparents, my mother, my father all suffer from social anxiety. Not even four months ago, I was diagnosed with it too. I think for me it was partially environmental. I picked up some of the small things my mother would portray. She is very paranoid over things that other people would not suffer with. I am starting to show the same reactions to paranoia as she did. But awareness is the most important thing when discovering a condition or mental illness.

  • July 23, 2018 at 11:38 am

    This article introduces the reader on how it is important to know your family mental health history. Learned behaviors, living arrangements, financial environment, nutrition, drug abuse, and the family overall mental health can affect the children living in that environment. For example, My grandparents, mom, and dad all suffer from social anxiety. I recently just got diagnosed for the same illness. I picked up on my mothers ques, including her strange phobias. Now that I am older, I am noticing I am reacting the same way she should. I think it is important to stay aware and alert on


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