Wednesday, January 17, 2018


When Sarah got pregnant, she was most worried that she would have a child who was bipolar. Before deciding what to do (have the baby? get married? abort?), she went to a genetic counselor. Because all the bipolar people in her family were men, she wondered if it would matter if she had a boy or a girl. The counselor told her that it didn’t matter; that a girl would be just as likely/unlikely to inherit this; that maybe the reason only men in her family were bipolar was a mixture of nature/nurture. Or maybe it was just chance.


  1. Sounds like the counsellor was as helpful as counsellors often are. (Don't you like my spelling of counsellor?)

    1. Yes! Everyone needs to spell correctly in their respective countries!