Summary:

Fourth & fifth paragraphs read:  "Defense lawyer Marie Desmond said McDaniel has a history of alcoholism and depression. Desmond said McDaniel has been spiraling out of control recently.

She speculated that a drug reaction involving alcohol and anti-depressant drugs led to McDaniel’s behavior.

Research is currently being conducted into the synergistic effect of the antidepressant/alcohol combination. This effect is believed to lead to a more toxic form of mania and psychosis than antidepressants alone.  In this case, the woman developed the mania known as "pyromania".                                                                   

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The Register-Guard: CityRegion: City/Region

A Florence woman who admitted that she ransacked and set fire to her neighbors’ home because she believed they had taken her car keys ­ and later found the keys in her own pocket ­ was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail.

The victim, meanwhile, is out of a home, out of a job and struggling to get by with her 1-year-old daughter.

The incident happened Sept. 6 at a mobile home park near Florence. Amanda Lee McDaniel, 23, summoned firefighters after setting the fire, according to a sheriff’s office report. McDaniel pleaded guilty to first-degree arson, first-degree burglary and misdemeanor criminal mischief.

Defense lawyer Marie Desmond said McDaniel has a history of alcoholism and depression. Desmond said McDaniel has been spiraling out of control recently.

She speculated that a drug reaction involving alcohol and anti-depressant drugs led to McDaniel’s behavior.

“Ms. McDaniel has a severe substance abuse problem,” Desmond told Lane County Circuit Judge Charles Carlson. “It’s the proverbial cry for help. More than anything, she wants counseling.”