First-degree relatives at risk of psychiatric disorder transmission

I used to fear tremendously that my nieces would get my mental illness. Then I realized that all I could do was to try to get them to take their meds. Otherwise I could contribute nothing. I couldn’t silence voices, or calm moods. So finally when a niece showed signs of excessive talking I decided to leave it alone because she is otherwise succeeding in life. I don’t know why she does it or how to stop it. She’s got friends and she’s happy. That’s good enough for me.

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I have that fear now. My eldest niece is only 10, so plenty of worrying ahead for me !

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