Woman Kills Self on Train Track

Paragraph four reads:  "She had also taken three types of anti-depressant and anti-psychotic drugs."

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.


EPPING: Depressed woman killed herself on train track

1:09pm Friday 18th June 2010

A WOMAN suffering from depression killed herself on a train track, a coroners' court heard.

Chelmsford Coroners Court was told Ann Shimmen, 48, of St John's Road, Epping, was killed by a train at Harlow Mill Station when she went on to the track. There were no suspicious circumstances.

Ms Shimmen suffered from depression and a post mortem toxicology report at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow, showed at the time of her death she had a level of alcohol in her body equivalent to more than three times the legal drink drive limit.

She had also taken three types of anti-depressant and anti-psychotic drugs.

Assistant deputy coroner Eleanor McGann recorded a verdict of suicide.