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Miriam Carey, Capitol Hill Suspect, Might Have Had Post-Partum Depression

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As we all should expect, in the aftermath of yesterday's Capitol Hill scare — where a 34-year-old mother was gunned down by police officers after leading them on a reckless chase — people are looking for answers. They're looking for reasons as to why a seemingly normal mother and 'always happy' dental hygienist from Connecticut would do something like this.

The latest report might have an insight, and it's an explanation for that affects a whole lot of people at any given time:

Post-Partum depression.

Also known as the baby-blues, PP mostly affects mothers, but can actually affect fathers as well. In this case, Miriam Carey was believed to have been suffering from a severe form of it, as her 1-year-old was actually in the car at the time of the incident that ended Miriam's life.

This reveal has come from Miriam's own mother.

Here's what Idella Carey said about after the newborn arrived last August:

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