Another biological ’cause’ for Bipolar?

Researchers have analyzed Sweedish biographical data, which is quite comprehensive, and determined that fathers over 55 have a much higher chance of having a bipolar child.

Not that the research isn’t important, but remember that correlation does not equal causality.  There were NO controls to determine if the environment had any impact at all.  For example, children who are born to fathers in their mid fifties can expect to have their fathers die while they are in their 20’s.  Traumatic live events around critical stages can really mess people up.

~ by namegoeshere on September 3, 2008.

3 Responses to “Another biological ’cause’ for Bipolar?”

  1. that study sounds quite idiotic IMO

  2. Nothing is absolute

    Jon Harrod


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