INTERVIEW: What is postpartum psychosis?
HARTFORD, Conn. (WFSB) - After a former Connecticut woman Lindsay Clancy was accused of killing her three children while suffering from postpartum psychosis, it has many wondering what exactly postpartum psychosis is.
A candlelight vigil was held last night for the Clancy family.
Police say she strangled her three children before trying to take her own life on Tuesday.
It was reported she was allegedly struggling with postpartum psychosis, a serious condition that can cause delusions and hallucinations.
She is on leave from her job as a nurse at Mass General.
Channel 3 spoke with Dr. Helen Bradshaw, Attending Psychiatrist, at the Institute of Living on this condition.
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Patrick Clancy, husband of Lindsay, penned an emotional letter in his GoFundMe expressing gratitude for the support he has received, and asking for forgiveness for his wife.
I want to ask all of you that you find it deep within yourselves to forgive Lindsay, as I have. The real Lindsay was generously loving and caring towards everyone - me, our kids, family, friends, and her patients. The very fibers of her soul are loving. All I wish for her now is that she can somehow find peace.
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