Overmedication may have played a role in the Clancy murders

By MDLinx staff
Published February 10, 2023

Key Takeaways

  • Overmedicating may have played a role in the Massachusetts murders.

  • Lindsay Clancy was possibly prescribed 13 medications at the time of the incident.

  • Postpartum psychosis impacts 1 in every 1000 births.

A mother from New England, Lindsay Clancy, 32, has been charged with multiple counts of homicide after allegedly killing her three young children last month. 

Recently, according to multiple news sources, Clancy’s lawyers argued that her mental state at the time of the murders should be considered. It was reported that Clancy was on multiple medications at the time to treat postpartum depression.   

It was reported that she allegedly was prescribed Klonopin (clonazepam), Ambien (zolpidem), Valium (diazepam), and other substances.

Clancy jumped from a window during the event in an effort to inflict self harm, multiple news sources confirm. 

Patrick Clancy, Lindsay Clancy’s husband, has shown public support for his wife. 

“She’s recently been portrayed largely by people who have never met her and never knew who the real Lindsay was. Our marriage was wonderful and diametrically grew stronger as her condition rapidly worsened,” he wrote on the family’s GoFundMe page. 

Postpartum depression impacts about 1 in 7 new parents.[] Feelings of anxiety, crying, and difficulty bonding with the baby are common symptoms. While postpartum psychosis impacts 1 in every 1000 parents after birth. This is a serious condition, which may include auditory and visual hallucinations.[] 

Related: Massachusetts murders: Could postpartum psychosis have played a role?
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