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Is it genetic?

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My mom had dpdr from 17yo to 26yo. My only brother still suffers from it since he was 16yo and I'm almost 100% recovered but I have been struggling with it for the last 3 years since I was 19yo.
My brother and I dont want to have biological children. We strongly believe it has to do with our genes, so this nonsense ends with us. I won't be responsable for passing this on.
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Others in my family have had it but I've only ever met one other person outside of my family who has experienced it. I feel like genetics are a strong predictor of whether you will develop this condition or not. Although I think any person can develop dp if they experience a traumatic enough event. If several people in your family have had it though, I think this can increase the chance of whether you might experience it in your life and if it will become chronic. It is chronic for me even though I don't feel I have experienced a traumatic event and haven't developed it through taking drugs either. Anxiety and depression bring it on.
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