The Melanie Stokes Postpartum Depression Research and Care Act, also known as the Mothers Act, is a federal bill named after Melanie Stokes, a woman who suffered emotional difficulties after giving birth and was subsequently prescribed a cocktail of intensely controversial psychiatric drugs including anti-psychotic, anti-anxiety, and anti-depressant drugs (documented by the US FDA to cause worsening depression, mania and suicidal ideation) before being subjected to electroshock treatment.
Melanie Stokes was in the mental health system, was prescribed drugs, was hospitalized, was subjected to the still barbaric practice of electroshock and then committed suicide. That is what the mental health industry did for a new mother named Melanie Stokes. It is incredible that a story such as this does not raise alarm bells within Congress on the negligence of prescribing cocktails of psychiatric drugs to new mothers, drugs documented by the US FDA and international drug regulatory agencies to cause worsening depression, depersonalization, mania, psychosis, suicidal and homicidal ideation. Conversely the bill before Congress entitled the "Mothers Act", which already passed the House of Representatives and is now before the Senate, will assuredly increase new mothers being prescribed these deadly drugs, the most common treatment for women diagnosed with postpartum depression...."For the full article, go to http://www.cchr.org/mothers_act.html