After US Capitol incident, postpartum depression is highlighted

[KSTP-TV, Sept. 4, 2013] The recent high speed chase on Capitol Hill is starting a national conversation about postpartum mental health issues. Authorities say 34-year-old Miriam Carey was suffering from mental health problems. Her mother said Carey had also suffered from postpartum depression since last year.

Carey rammed a White House gate Thursday, led officers on a chase and was later shot and killed.

Allina Medical Clinic psychologist Dr. Cheryl Bemel says there is a range of mental health problems that can occur after birth. Watch her interview here.

Dr. Bemel was also interviewed about Miriam Carey and postpartum mental health issues by KMSP Fox 9 News and KARE11 News.

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