Posts Tagged with Mental Illness

  1. How Much Sympathy Should We Give to Mentally Ill Criminals?

    [ By on December 18, 2014 ]

    In July of 2013, a new mother, murdered her two children, a 3 three year old and an infant who were found alone in their home, badly injured. The mother’s body was found three days later in the Red River. This woman had been suffering from postpartum depression. Andrea Kalfoglou, A professor at the University of Maryland, wrote an article sympathizing with the Mother and explaining the disorder. She explains the commonality of it (every one in eight mothers) and the psychological effects. For women with this disorder, her delusions seem real. It is impossible for her to live in reality, and is therefore acting completely on the psychological effects of her depression. Obviously no one choses to have this ...

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