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Inquest into father’s death
7:00am Friday 6th September 2013 in News
A HAMPSHIRE man found hanged in a copse near Wickham had a long history of depression, an inquest heard.
Father-of-four Thomas Graham was found by a dog walker in the early hours of February 27 in Upperford Copse.
A coroner’s court in Winch-ester was told that Mr Graham, 50, of Exmouth Road, Gosport, suffered with anxiety-depressive disorder but had stopped taking the antidepressants he was first prescribed in 2001.
His widow, Sharon Graham, questioned whether her husband had been given a sufficiently strong prescription.
But coroner for Central Hampshire, Grahame Short, said: “It’s relevant that he had no drugs in his system, other than paracetamol at therapeutic levels. I think that shows he did not have the beneficial effects of the antidepressants he had been prescribed.”
Mr Short recorded a verdict of suicide.
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