Postpartum Depression

Andrea Yates

Andrea Yates was being treated for postpartum depression and psychosis, and after the birth of her fifth child, Mary, went into a server depression. On June 20, 2001, she drowned all five of her children Noah, Luke, Paul, John and Mary one bye one in the bathtub. Afterwards she placed their lifeless bodies on her bed and called the police saying "I just killed my kids". She was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to life, but the Texas Court of Appeals later found her not guilty by reason of insanity and was sent to North Texas State Hospital.


Andrea Yates