Elizabeth Huntley's Case

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In 1917, a woman named Elizabeth Huntley decapitated her own daughter. When her case was brought to trial, doctors and professionals wrote it off as depression. Friends and family described that Huntley was a joyful woman until the air raids happened in London. She had nervous breakdowns during the air raids and even more so when her children screamed and cried. Before her doctor got her out of London and away from her children, she had already murdered her child. This was called “air raid shock”. Due to World War One, there was unfortunately a high number of new patients ready to open a new field of psychoanalysis. The war was not limited to physical health being destroyed but mental health of women, children, and troops fighting in the

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