Baby blues: the baby blues happen in many woman following the delivery of the child. The mother can have sudden mood swings, she may cry for no apparent reason, and feel impatient, restless, irritable, anxious, sad and lonely. The baby blues may last a few hours or up to 1 to 2 weeks after delivery. The baby blues do not always need treatment from a healthcare provider. Often times joining a support group of new moms and talking with other moms helps.
Postpartum depression(ppd): ppd can occur a few days or even months after childbirth. Ppd can happen after the birth of any child, not necessarily the first. The symptoms of ppd are similar to that of the baby blues but the woman feels them with more intensity. Ppd often interferes with a woman's daily life and when a womans ability to function is affected, this is a sign that she must see her healthcare provider immediately. If ppd goes untreated, symptoms may worsen and last as long as a year. Though ppd is a serious condition, it can often be treated with medication and counseling.
postpartum psychosis: a very serious mental illness that often affects new mothers. This illness can happen quickly, usually within the first 3 months following childbirth. Women suffering from this illness can lose touch with reality, often having auditory hallucinations, and delusions. Woman often have insomnia, agitation, feeling angry, and having strange feelings and behaviors. Woman who suffer from postpartum psychosis need treatment immediately and most often need medication. Sometimes woman are hospitalized because they have a risk for hurting themselves or others.
any woman regardless of age, economic status and racial/ethnic background can be affected by ppd. Any woman who is pregnant, had a baby within the past few months, miscarried or recently stopped breastfeeding is at risk for ppd. The number of children a woman has does not affect her chances of getting ppd. Woman with a history of depression are more at risk for ppd than woman without a history of depression.
We are not saying that it's good those people did that, all we are saying is that they can't help their actions and they are not evil.. It's horrible what she did to her child but she was sick and what we want is for her to get help so she never does it again. I am not trying to make a debate here at all, just showing you that this is a real illness.
i can understand that woman in some way being that I suffer from major depression, which is considered the most severe out of them all even bipolar. It is absolutely hard, for me especially when I get annoyed and irritated real easily, but because of this many sufferers can become suicidal and homicidal, but that doesn't mean they will!!!.
What that woman did was beyond words and I am so hurt that she and her child had to go through it and I will leave it as that.
like ive said b4 then can I kill someone since im "mentally ill" ?
um, no. There is a defense of insanity most places in the world. A common misconception about it is that it means one walks free... It does not mean that at all!! A person who is found to be not guilty by reason of insanity will serve the same length of time (in this case life) in a psychiatric institution instead of a jail. I understand you find this contreversial, so try and think of it this way...
There are several cases of jewish mothers who lived in concentration camp killing their infants to prevent them from horrible fates at the hands of the nazis (who burned babies under 2 alive and often tortured them), these mothers would smother their infants and let them die peacefully, feeling it to be the lesser of 2 evils.
In this case would you act the same? What about mothers who honestly believe (due to mental illnesses beyond any of our comprehensions) that they were in this situation. Can you understand then?
It is impossible, for you or I or anyone who lives in a normal state of mental conciousness to undersntad the minds of those who don't. All those of us who support the defense of insanity believe is that insanity *explains* an action but does not *condone* it. We feel as much for the mother as the child.