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Does having mental health issues make you consider whether to have children?

Post: #11
12-07-2012, 11:31 PM
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RE: Does having mental health issues make you consider whether to have children?

Yeah, your logic makes sense. I just hope that my son doesn't inherit these issues Thanks for the complimnets though. It's hard to keep the right perspective sometimes when dealing with these issues with others.



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Post: #12
08-15-2013, 04:56 AM
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RE: Does having mental health issues make you consider whether to have children?

This is actually something that I have thought about. Anxiety runs in my family on my mother's side but my mother does not nor has she ever had anxiety. My husband has had a couple of anxiety attacks in his life but that was when he was younger. I only suffer from anxiety and thankfully do not have any mental disorders. Anxiety is not a mental disorder. It is a chemical imbalance. Anyway, I have infertility issues but I would love to have a child and my husband would love to have one as well. I am not sure we can conceive though but we have discussed fertility treatments. Anyway, I feel that bringing a child into this world is a wonderful thing but I do understand those with mental issues not wanting to and I have question whether I should or not because I would never want my child to have to deal with anxiety. Adoption is something we may consider in the near future instead.



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Post: #13
08-19-2013, 03:56 PM
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RE: Does having mental health issues make you consider whether to have children?


(08-15-2013 04:56 AM)apickett80 Wrote:  This is actually something that I have thought about. Anxiety runs in my family on my mother's side but my mother does not nor has she ever had anxiety. My husband has had a couple of anxiety attacks in his life but that was when he was younger. I only suffer from anxiety and thankfully do not have any mental disorders. Anxiety is not a mental disorder. It is a chemical imbalance. Anyway, I have infertility issues but I would love to have a child and my husband would love to have one as well. I am not sure we can conceive though but we have discussed fertility treatments. Anyway, I feel that bringing a child into this world is a wonderful thing but I do understand those with mental issues not wanting to and I have question whether I should or not because I would never want my child to have to deal with anxiety. Adoption is something we may consider in the near future instead.

I really respect people who adopt. I doubt I will ever personally pursue it because of the lifestyle I want. Nonetheless, I have the utmost respect for those that do. There are so many children in the world that aren't being sufficiently taken care of as it is. Adoption is the only option I would ever even consider. There is the possibility that an adopted child will have some sort of mental health issue, but at least there wouldn't be the guilt of passing on those genes. It would still be difficult to watch someone go through it but I would feel more well-equipped to handle it on some level.




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Post: #14
09-13-2016, 03:35 PM
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RE: Does having mental health issues make you consider whether to have children?

Getting into troubles because of your mental health is really a red flag. Unfortunately, not many people care about that when it comes to giving birth to a human being.



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