Katherine Stone

CP Guest Contributor

What We Should Know About Postpartum Depression and Postpartum Psychosis

Whenever a mother causes harm, people automatically assume postpartum depression was the reason. That has been the case with the tragic Carey incident as well, despite the fact that women with PPD do not harm their children and are not a danger to society. It's more likely that Carey was suffering from postpartum psychosis, a rare but very serious illness that can lead people to behave in ways they never would otherwise.