Suicide Med For Depression 2010-02-11 England Woman Jumps in Front of Train: Had Anxiety & Nightmares Possibly Caused by her Antidepressant

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Paragraphs eight and nine read:  "Ginette, who lived in Delamere Road, Earley had been on a range of medication for depression since 2004 with varying degrees of success."

"n the summer of 2009 Ginette admitted to doctors that she was anxious all the time and was having nightmares, but they didn't feel she showed suicidal tendencies."

SSRI Stories note:  Anxiety is an adverse reaction to antidepressants and the FDA warned about this in their General Advisory on March 22, 2004.   http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/PublicHealthAdvisories/ucm161696.htm " Anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, impulsivity, akathisia (severe restlessness), hypomania, and mania have been reported in adult and pediatric patients being treated with antidepressants for major depressive disorder as well as for other indications, both psychiatric and nonpsychiatric. Although FDA has not concluded that these symptoms are a precursor to either worsening of depression or the emergence of suicidal impulses, there is concern that patients who experience one or more of these symptoms may be at increased risk for worsening depression or suicidality. Therefore, therapy should be evaluated, and medications may need to be discontinued, when symptoms are severe, abrupt in onset, or were not part of the patient’s presenting symptoms."

Also, in the Physicians Desk Reference, nightmares are listed as a side-effect of medications for depression.


http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/roundup/articles/2010/02/11/44772-talk-about-mental-health-says-sister-of-tragic-ginette/



"Talk about mental health" says sister of tragic Ginette

THE SISTER of a woman who took her own life at a train station has urged people to talk about mental illness.

Mum-of-two Ginette Sprott, 36 was suffering from "severe depression" when she died at Twyford Station in September last year.

After an inquest into her death delivered a suicide verdict, her sister Jennifer said: "Since Ginette died we've had a lot of people coming forward talking about depression, which is a good thing, and how we as a community can provide more assistance and talk about getting more help. It's about getting rid of the stigma because it's an illness, it's no different to getting cancer or any other illness."

The inquest at Windsor Guild Hall heard that Ginette, sister of British Boxing Champion Michael Sprott, had been standing on the platform at Twyford Station around 9.30am on September 8 last year.

In a statement, train driver Robert Green said he approached Twyford Station on the non-stop London-bound train at around 90 miles-an-hour and became aware of a person near the edge of the platform.

They then jumped onto the tracks and he applied the emergency brakes.

Bricklayer Darren Andrys-Way, who was working on the new footbridge at the station, said: "I saw a lady on platform two move down to the edge of the platform and onto the track. Out of the corner of my eye I saw a train approaching and I saw the train strike the lady who'd jumped from the platform. It was over in a matter of seconds. There's no way the driver could have stopped."

Ginette, who lived in Delamere Road, Earley had been on a range of medication for depression since 2004 with varying degrees of success.

In the summer of 2009 Ginette admitted to doctors that she was anxious all the time and was having nightmares, but they didn't feel she showed suicidal tendencies.

Her sister told Berkshire Coroner Peter Bedford that Ginette was concerned about work colleagues at Reading-based CFBT, where she was an administrator, finding out about her illness.

Mr Bedford said: "In recording a suicide verdict I'm able to add a rider, and in this case I conclude that Ginette Sprott took her own life while suffering from depression."

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