Woman with history of anxiety and depression died after taking a overusing medication, inquest hears

Carrow House.Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Carrow House.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A woman took her own life after suffering from weekly seizures and depression, an inquest heard.

Amanda Lees, 49, of Salhouse Road, Rackheath, was found dead in her home on July 7 last year.

Senior Norfolk coroner Jacqueline Lake said Miss Lees had a medical history of anxiety and depression which worsened after a fall in her home and led to post traumatic epilepsy.

On the morning of her death, she was found having a seizure in bed by her husband Ray Clarke, but when paramedics arrived, she was declared dead.

The inquest heard that Miss Lees was taking medication to ease her pain and symptoms and the toxicology report revealed an excess of the prescribed dose for some of her medications.


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Miss Lees left a series of letters from family members about what she wanted for her funeral.

Mrs Lake concluded Miss Lees had committed suicide from an overdose of drugs.

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