I think that a lot of people do not understand how much of our feelings come from hormones. I am reminded of a story I read HERE on FR. One FReeper's older, tough macho Dad was going through prostate cancer treatment which included giving him estrogen. When she and her mother came home from shopping, they found him watching a sitcom on TV with an emotional theme and old tough Gramps was crying his eyes out! He sobbed, "I don't know how you women STAND it!"
With the dumping of all her hormones, somehow in an extreme way, and no doubt she is a rare case with utter sensitivity in her brain to the hormone dump post-partum, she was NOT IN CONTROL of herself. She did not know what she was doing. She was compelled.
If I were releasing her from custody, I'd insist on a monthly doctor's visit to keep her hormones in check. She COULD become dangerous again and she should be under medical care forever. But this is NOT a child murder case like the Casey Anthony one.
Very well thought out, reasoned and articulate post.