Miriam Carey, 34, who was killed by Capitol Hill police after a high speed chase in Washington, D.C., Thursday, reportedly suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her 1-year-old daughter, Erica. She also suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. BET.com takes a look at what this illness is and other women who have experienced it. – Natelege Whaley
A mother can have this form of depression within the first few months after childbirth, after a miscarriage and or stillbirth. Postpartum depression can last for months.