From maternal instincts to killer impulses
DALLAS MORNING NEWS
Opinon: Sunday Reader
February 17, 2001
From maternal instincts to killer impulses:
Hallucinations, delusions, despair may torment mentally
ill mothers who murder
By KAREN PATTERSON
The Dallas Morning News
A good mother swaddles her child in a sturdy weave of love and care.
But mothers with severe mental illness might offer only a threadbare cover.
Frayed by psychosis or a profound depression, the fabric of these mothers'