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Diana is a nurse and the mother of two girls. She says her bout with postpartum depression consisted of horrific thoughts of harming her children.

"I had mild postpartum depression with my first child," Diana says. "It went away after a couple of days. I had this vision, a vivid vision of her flying off of a balcony. Not myself doing it. It caused such anxiety and panic that I couldn't bring her upstairs. With my next child, again the same thing happened—I kept thinking of an ice pick in her fontanel."
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FROM: When a Mother Secretly Thinks About Killing Her Children
Published on July 11, 2005

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