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Mother states surprising reason for killing her baby girl

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On November 16, the Kyunggido police announced that they have arrested a 30-year-old woman who strangled and killed her own 21-month-old daughter. 


According to the police report, the woman gave birth last January and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and had been receiving treatment since April. 

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In the police interview, the woman reportedly stated, "I felt like if I didn't kill my own daughter, someone else would've." 

Recent studies have shown that 1 out of 10 new mothers in Korea become depressed after giving birth. However, those who get professional help are rare, and these cases of mothers harming their own babies are alarming the Korean society. 

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    bakanishela 17 days ago

    Postpartum depression is no joke especially to those new mother or moms who just gave birth. They always think their babies are monsters. Hopefully S.Korean knows more about this and give help to theese moms. Hopefully woman in S.Korean will educate more about this disease and if they think they get the syndrome, they will get help from their family, friends or love ones.

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    kcultureobsessed bakanishela 17 days ago

    that's a bit of an over-generalisation. For a lot of women, with PPD, they feel totally overwhelmed over the responsibility and feel like they aren't able to protect their babies. It's not necessarily that they think their babies are monsters but just that they cannot cope and the only way to handle the situation is unfortunately take drastic measures.

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    Tif_fany423 17 days ago

    It seems like Korea need to step up their public health service to educate and help these women during postnatal period. These women are rarely seeking for professional help is probably due to stigma and because they are uneducated on this topic.

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    Kurapikaaa 17 days ago

    Falsely believing that others want to kill your child is not a symptom of Bipolar disorder.  I wonder if she had those thoughts for a long time (paranoia/schizophrenia) if it was caused by a psychosis. It's very important to mention this because the stigma against people suffering from Bipolar disorder is already pretty bad as it is right now.

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    Tif_fany423 Kurapikaaa 17 days ago

    not only bipolar but having postpartum depression might be the key factor for her to harm the baby.

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    Naruta Kurapikaaa 17 days ago

    More like the birth amplified her problems. I wonder where the baby´s father was...

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