Child Murder by Depressed Parents
A study of Canadian murder stats, 1964-1968 showed that in 11% of the cases victims were under 16 years. Further study of these cases showed that the assailant is often severely disturbed, depressed, or anxious. Types of assailants (mother, father, nonrelative), age & sex of assailant & victim, means of death, & incidence of “concomitant suicide” by the assailant are presented statistically. Common mental disorders associated with child murder, similar statistics & topics arepresented.