Wednesday, February 25, 2004

Going crazy

Reader's Digest this month had an article on the Andrea Yates case; shed some interesting light on the "homeschool mom who goes crazy from being stuck at home with too many kids" cast that it seemed to have when it was playing in the media. Mrs. Yates had apparently suffered from bipolar disorder since she had been a teenager; it had worsened after her fourth child and she had become suicidal. (Plus the family seemed to have a certain lack of common sense--say deciding after having three children that it would be better to live in a trailer than in a house.)

So no, normal people do not just go off and kill their kids, even if they have a lot of them and stay with them all the time.

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