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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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Bryce Dallas Howard Talks Post-Partum Depression!

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Post-partum Depression is real, treatable, and NOTHING to be ashamed of! The "Baby Blues" isn't something you should wait to see if it goes away. If you've just had a child and you're not feeling like you thought you would, talk to someone! It's more common than you think!

Anyway, Bryce Dallas Howard dealt with it after her first child (she has since had a second in January 2011), and she's using her filmmaking to talk about it! Here's what she said at the premiere of Call Me Crazy: A Five Film, which is five segments that make a movie about mental illnesses:

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Bryce Dallas Howard Reveals Weight Gain Caused Post Partum Depression

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Now here’s something a LOT of us can relate to!!!

We know it may seem like every celebrity mom goes right back to their pre-baby weight immediately after delivering a baby, but some of them including Bryce Dallas Howard actually struggle with getting their pre-baby bod!!!

The Help actress reveals that after welcoming baby #1, the mommy went through a tough bout of post-partum depression.

Ron Howard’s daughter admits:

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Gwyneth Paltrow Suffered From Post Partum Depression

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We had no idea!

In a recent interview, Gwyneth Paltrow revealed she suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her son Moses back in 2006.

Here's what Paltrow said:

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