Shoplifting Med For Depression 2011-04-22 England Medication Change of A/D's Led Man to Shoplift
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Paragraph four reads:  "Defending, Ian O’Rourke said Sanderson had been doing ‘‘extremely well’’ on a community order imposed by the court in 2009, but just a matter of days before the offence a locum doctor had dramatically reduced the dose of medication Sanderson received for depression."

Paragraphs six and seven read:  "He added:  'He has no idea at all why he stole these two items. He had money with him at the time and one of the films he had at home anyway!' "

"Mr O’Rourke said that until 2009 Sanderson had not been in trouble with the police, but since then alcohol had been the root of his problems, although he was now working hard to solve those issues."

SSRI Stories Note:  The Physicians Desk Reference states that antidepressants can cause a craving for alcohol and can cause alcohol abuse. Also, the liver cannot metabolize the antidepressant and the alcohol simultaneously, thus leading to higher levels of both alcohol and the antidepressant in the human body.



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Friday 22 April 2011


Medication change led to man stealing DVDs

Published on Friday 22 April 2011 03:00

A SHOPLIFTER who hid stolen items while he spoke to a shop assistant has been fined by magistrates.

Cameron Sanderson, 32, stole two DVDs from Tesco in Berwick on March 25, but the court heard he stopped to speak to a member of staff at the door before walking out and setting off the alarms.

James Long, prosecuting, said Sanderson, of Shielfield Terrace, then discarded the two DVDS in the car park when told to stop by staff and made off. He was subsequently arrested and made full admission having seen the CCTV evidence.

Defending, Ian O’Rourke said Sanderson had been doing ‘‘extremely well’’ on a community order imposed by the court in 2009, but just a matter of days before the offence a locum doctor had dramatically reduced the dose of medication Sanderson received for depression.

Mr O’Rourke added that on the day of the offence Sanderson had met a friend in Berwick for coffee, but for some reason went to the Co-op in Castlegate afterwards and bought two bottles of wine and drank them on his way to Tweedmouth.

He added: “He has no idea at all why he stole these two items. He had money with him at the time and one of the films he had at home anyway!”

Mr O’Rourke said that until 2009 Sanderson had not been in trouble with the police, but since then alcohol had been the root of his problems, although he was now working hard to solve those issues.

“It is a very sad state of affairs,” he said, “and you would like to think it was something that would not have happened had his medication not been changed so radically a few days before.”

Magistrates fined Sand-erson £65 and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £15 surcharge.