Postpartum Psychosis Andrea Yates

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Based on the text in the book I believe that the diagnosing Andrea Yates with postpartum psychosis was correct. When Yates gave birth to her fourth child she developed signs of postpartum depression and attempted to kill herself. Even though doctors warned against Yates having another child due to the high chance that postpartum symptoms return she gave birth to a fifth. After giving birth to her fifth child she attempted suicide twice and tried various medicine which failed to improve her condition. Finally, six months after giving birth to her fifth child she killed them all. Illogical and chaotic thoughts are some symptoms of postpartum psychosis. In Yates case, I believe that she acted on chaotic thoughts and that is why she attempted suicide
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