Is bipolar syndrome genetic is a question many want the answer to, and the facts are that it is genetic. Bipolar syndrome symptoms vary upon families. The determining factor in one's likelihood of inheritance is the amount of persons in your family that carry this gene, and how they are related to you. Having immediate family that carry the bipolar gene, such as mother or sister, increase your risks of bipolar genetic disorder. It may not be as much as you think, with having only one parent diagnosed, that puts your risks at anywhere from five to fifteen percent. That also could mean in reverse that you would have an eighty five to ninety five percent chance that you will not inherit the genes.