View that women who kill their children are monsters or psychotic challenged by research

10 julio 2014

New research will make an impact on psychiatrists, psychologists and other clinicians around the world who are trying to comprehend and reduce child-killing by women. A new article is an in-depth analysis of research that has been conducted over the past 40 years into the subject of women who kill their babies — either within 24 hours of birth — neonaticide — or at a later stage — infanticide. The article challenges the widespread view that all such women are either monsters or psychotic or both, and explores the complexities of the issues.