Josephine Stanton

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OBJECTIVE To examine descriptions of maternal filicide committed in the context of major mental illness from the frame of reference of a group of perpetrators. METHOD Participants were accessed via their treating psychiatrists. A naturalistic paradigm was used. Semi-structured individual interviews were audio-taped and transcribed. Theme analysis of the(More)
Although a number of researchers have explored the help-seeking pathways of individuals with psychosis, there has been little focus on the experience of illness and services in the under-18 age group. It was our aim to examine by qualitative means the experience of first-episode psychosis and the experience of accessing effective treatment, from two(More)
AIMS Child murder misdiagnosed as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is a difficult area to study. We present a perpetrator's descriptions to enrich clinicians' knowledge of possible presenting features of this phenomenon. METHODS Interview material was collected as part of a qualitative study of maternal filicide performed from a naturalistic paradigm(More)
Mentally abnormal maternal filicide is a rare and horrifying event. Clinicians are unlikely to develop broad experience with this and there is little information available about recovery. This paper presents a range of descriptions of recovery experiences derived from a qualitative study of mentally abnormal maternal filicide perpetrators. Transcripts from(More)