The Post on PPD

After the tragedy involving Miriam Carey and her attempt to ram into the White House and Capitol, there has been speculation (fueled by her mother saying it) that she suffered from PPD. It’s more likely, given the limited facts we have, that she suffered from postpartum psychosis, not unlike Cynthia Wachenheim, a New York city mother who jumped from her 8th floor window while holding her 10-month-old boy. The Washington Post used the tragedy as a chance to remind readers to be on the lookout for new mothers acting outside their normal personality.

Friend of PSMd (and founder of Postpartum Support DC) Lynne McIntyre is the quoted expert in the article.

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