The symptoms of this would be a range of symptoms that go from happy at one moment to a very low and deep depression. She may also be described as anxious, irritable, and restless[ CITATION Ung19 \l 1033 ]. These symptoms may be overlooked as Postpartum Depression, but the difference would be in the presence of delusions which cause hallucinations between mother and child. Psychosis is a mental health condition that cause a person to be
INFANTICIDE AND POSTPARTUM PSYCHOSIS DEFENSE3disconnected to reality. Meaning the mother will exhibit sight, smell, and hearing of things that are not happening at the moment or over the course of the psychosis. As rare as this condition is it can be found in women who suffer from a bipolar disorder or who have a family history of thiscondition [ CITATION Ung19 \l 1033 ].In the case of Com v. Comitz in 1987 was an appeal from a judgment of Sharon Comitz who pled guilty, but mentally ill for the drowning of her son Garret on 3 December 1984. As the case is explained mother Sharon dropped her son Garret into a stream named Black bear Run pass under Route 504 in Pennsylvania fully clothed where the infant drowned. After the autopsy it was found that Garret succumbed to either suffocation or drowning due to the elements of the stream. Sharon first told the police that Garret was kidnapped from the car at a shopping center. During the investigation the police uncovered evidence that showed that what Sharon told them was a lie. At the beginning of the trail Sharon plead “Not Guilty” to the charges of 1stand 3rddegree murder. Yet during the trial Sharon changed her plea to guilty but mentally ill to the 3rddegree charge.