NORWALK - State medical experts discussed Thursday's incident in Washington D.C. involving a Stamford woman in the context of mental illness.

Federal authorities have not directly linked the events to a neurological condition, but say the suspect, Miriam Carey, was not well. They say Carey was taking medication for postpartum depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Police say Carey had reportedly been delusional and thought President Barack Obama was communicating with her. Carey's boyfriend allegedly told authorities about her irregular behavior, which he says dated back to December.

Next week is Mental Health Awareness Week across the state.