She once told her brother that she thought that the devil was inside her. After Andrea Yates’ dad pasted away, her condition worsened and she had a new diagnosis which was schizophrenia. Later on in jail Andrea Yates was also diagnosed with bipolar disorder. When Andrea Yates murdered her children she drowns them in a bath tub one by one. She held the children under the water until they stopped fighting.
Criminal behavior has spurned many debates on nurturing kids vs. the nature of kids but have all concluded in agreeing that genes and environment play an important, and defining role, in the Biological Criminality of a person. “Andrea Yates was born on July 2, 1964, in Houston, Texas. She was found guilty of first degree murder and sentenced to life, but a court of appeals reversed the conviction and found her insane. In 1999, Yates was treated for postpartum depression and psychosis, illnesses that ran in her family. After the birth of her fifth child and the death of her father, she went into a severe depression and was forcefully admitted to Devereux-Texas Treatment Network.
After her oldest child was born, Yates developed postpartum psychosis, which caused her to experience hallucinations of stabbings (McLellan, December 2, 2006). Her next three children were born in rapid succession, which left her hormones in an almost constant state of flux. When she gave birth to her fourth child, Yates tried to commit suicide and was admitted to a hospital where she received medication she refused to take (McLellan, December 2, 2006). With her hormonal imbalance and refusal to take the appropriate medication, her condition continued to spiral out of control. Medical experts told Andrea she would be
The then-28-year-old claimed Holly had accidentally drowned after falling into the bath at his rented cottage as he tried to treat her nosebleed. He also claimed to have accidentally suffocated Jessica while trying to stop her screaming after she witnessed the incident. However a jury failed to believe his lies and following a six-week trial at the Old Bailey, Huntley was found guilty on both counts of murder and sentenced to life imprisonment. Maxine Carr, his girlfriend was also found guilty of perverting the course of justice, and then she was charged and served a 21-month prison term. Ten years on from the tragedy, Holly’s family have spoken out vowing to “make it out the other side”.
Andrea Yates, the Houston mom who in 2001 drowned her five young children one-by-one in the bathtub (Moisse, 2013). Andrea Yates was a mother of Mary, 6 months, Luke, 2, Paul, 3, John, 5, and Noah, 7. Andrea Yates defense claim had been that God told her to drown all her children. During her first trial she was found guilty on 3 counts of murder however, it was overturned due to erroneous testimony during an appeal. Following that Andrea Yates submitted a plea of guilty for reason of insanity.
Book report 4/19/12 AOE “The Black Box” written by Julie Schumacher is a story about one girls struggle through depression. This novel is different from other stories because it is told through the perspective of her sister, Elena. Elena tells the story of her sister Dora’s depression and how it not only affected Dora’s life but the whole family’s life as well. This story takes place in Elena’s home where Dora one day announced that she wishes she was dead and overdosed on pills. Their overprotective mother immediately put Dora in the psych ward at Lorning Hospital.
Ever since the day her mother was put in prison, she has not said a word to her mother. Not because she was upset with her, but she wasn’t able to talk. “Ever since the morning of her arrest, I had not been able to say anything to her. It was as though I became mute the moment I stepped into the prison yard” (36). This shows struggle in the mother daughter relationship because the relationship is strained because of a difficult
Shawana underwent eight rounds of chemotherapy to shrink the tumor and underwent a partial mastectomy to remove the remainder of the tumor and some breast tissue around the site. After surgery, she went through six weeks of radiation therapy to remove any leftover traces of the cancer in her body. Chemotherapy caused symptoms such as losing energy and the loss of her hair. Her physician also advised that she not become pregnant due to the excess estrogen during pregnancy that may cause a recurrence of the breast cancer. However, the recurrence was slim after treatment.
A couple of years before the events described in the movie, she took an overdose had her stomach pumped. Strange, as it may seem but we know nothing about her family, relatives or friends. She voluntarily checks herself into the psychiatric hospital and at first seems to be the sanest patient in the institution. However soon after this she demands to be discharged. Susanna is diagnosed with borderline personality disorder that is characterized by emotional disturbance.
“Genetics loads the gun, and environment pulls the trigger,” is what the experts always say at the eating disorder conferences, said Caitlin Scafati, a recovered anorexic. And yet no one has identified the genes. Gail Schoenbach, a 48-year-old mother of three from Warren, N.J., said she had been bulimic since she was 18 but did not get treatment until her 40s, when her friends alerted her husband and he started calling treatment centers. “I was very embarrassed and scared and humiliated and ashamed that I had lied about it,” she