There are a few components that play a part in the recurrence of psychiatric symptoms and psychiatric disorders:
Coexisting stresses in life: Your symptoms can recur if you experience additional life stressors (e.g., family or marital problems, starting a new job, or losing someone close to you). We offer genetic testing to determine if you are genetically at high risk for developing depression or PTSD in the setting of life stressors.
Age: If you are diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder early in life, there is a higher likelihood of symptoms recurring later.
Diagnosis: Some psychiatric disorders have symptoms which recur more often than others. These include depressive episodes, hypomanic and manic episodes, panic attacks, social anxiety, obsessions and compulsions, PTSD symptoms, binge eating, purging, restrictive eating, and alcohol and drug use.