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Title: NOTE-TAKING- American Justice- Andrea Yates Story


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NOTE-TAKING-American Justice- Andrea Yates
Story
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Andrea Rusty Yates and their five children
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Andrea Yates drowned her five children
  • Infanticide- is the intentional killing of infants

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Andrea Yates
  • Postpartum depression (PPD) is a type of clinical
    depression which can affect women, and less
    frequently men, typically after childbirth

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Psychotic
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • person loses contact with reality
  • experiences irrational ideas and distorted
    perceptions

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Andrea Yates
  • Postpartum psychosis is a term that covers a
    group of mental illnesses with the sudden onset
    of psychotic symptoms following childbirth.
  • A typical example is for a woman to become
    irritable, have extreme mood swings and
    hallucinations, and possibly need psychiatric
    hospitalization. Often, out of fear of stigma or
    misunderstanding, women hide their condition.1

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Hallucinations
  • Hallucinations
  • sensory experiences without sensory stimulation
    may be auditory or visual
  • nearly always abnormal and can affect any of the
    five senses
  • auditory and visual hallucinations are the most
    common

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Delusions
  • Delusion
  • is a false belief(s) that cannot be explained by
    the patients culture or education that may
    accompany psychotic disorders
  • the patient cannot be persuaded that the belief
    is incorrect despite evidence to the contrary

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  • Andrea Yates had these symptoms too
  • lack of speech alogia
  • lack of emotion or reduced emotional expression
    flat affect
  • loss of motivation or the will to do things
    avolition
  • loss of feelings of pleasure anhedonia

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Psychopharmacology antipsychotic medications
  • Haldol
  • also used to treat schizophrenia and other
    psychotic episodes like-
  • post-partum psychosis

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Depression SPECT scan
Depressed Brain underside surface view
Normal Brain
Blue purple equals low activity
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