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← Should Depressed People Avoid Having Children?

JoxerTheMighty's Avatar Jump to comment 38 by JoxerTheMighty

Hm. As someone who has been sufferring from both OCD and depresson since the age of 20, I can see where she's coming from, even if I'm sure most of it is satire/humour. I too opt not to have any children in my lifetime, mainly because I don't want to risk having children with the same problems. Sure it's not certain they will inherit the defects, but the risk is higher. What's more, a parent with those problems would have more trouble raising kids, genetics or no genetics. That's a personal choice though. I don't know if mentally ill people should be actually discouraged from having children; it's a hard subject. But to be honest, I would at least expect from people with such problems to at least think twice before having a family.

Sat, 09 Jun 2012 18:48:39 UTC | #946602