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Mental Health Issues and Dialog of Resolve

According to Tyano & Cox (2010), filicide is the killing of children by their biological parents or step-parents. This includes neonaticide which is the killing of a baby within 24 hours of its birth, and infanticide which involves killing an infant within the first year of its life. Altruistic filicide, acutely psychotic filicide, fatal maltreatment filicide, unwanted infant filicide, and spouse revenge filicide are all examples of filicide motives (Tyano & Cox, 2010).  In the study of Tyano & Cox (2010), altruistic filicide refers to mothers who kill their children out of affection. In these circumstances, the mother’s delusional belief is that the child’s death will somehow protect the child. As a result of their child’s actions, battering mothers sometimes kill their children impulsively. These mothers experience the most social and family stress including marital stress and financial difficulties (Tyano & Cox, 2010). 

In my opinion, postpartum blues, the most common mental condition that can occur in the postpartum period and is encountered by up to 85% of women, is one of the causes of filicide. Crying, irritability, and anxiety are common symptoms that appear within a few days of childbirth and last for a few hours to days, but rarely last more than 12 days. Neonaticide, battering mothers, and mental disorder are all examples of maternal filicide. In order words, when a child is killed within 24 hours of birth, or when the parent(s) allow the baby to die within 24 hours of birth, it is referred to as neonaticide. One example is putting the baby in the toilet immediately after giving birth to it. When a parent kills his or her infant within 24 hours of the baby’s birth, this is known as filicide. A mother shooting her 8-year-old daughter in the head is one of the cases (Tyano & Cox, 2010)…

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