What causes bipolar disorder?

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Registered: 05-09-2010
What causes bipolar disorder?
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Sun, 06-30-2013 - 9:27am

I have a sister with bipolar disorder and I am wondering what causes it. The reason I ask is because I suffer from depression, anxiety and anger and I believe it is because of the sexual abuse I suffered from a relative when I was a child. I have never told a single person in my family about it but have recently started to get closer to my sister and am wondering if she too was a victim. I can't jusk ask her. It isn't something I can talk about face to face. So I am wondering what you think, could she be?

Nancy
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Registered: 01-17-2013
Mon, 07-08-2013 - 10:44am

How very sad. Is there any way you can try to open up a topic on childhood abuse to see if she takes the bait and talks to you about it?