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'Menopause contributed to my wife's suicide but doctors just said it was anxiety'

Posted on: 17/11/2021

I often see women in the perimenopausal years whose primary symptoms are psychological and not the typical hot flushes that they may expect. This is a tragic story.

The treatment for mood changes in the menopause is often HRT and not antidepressants but antidepressants are often given. I spent many years as mental health lead at my NHS practice and I am always happy to see patients to discuss treatment options if they are struggling with their mental health.


Supermarket worker Linda Salmon shared concerns about her heightened risk of falling ill with Covid and was signed off work by her doctor before she took her own life

A devastated husband says menopause contributed to is wife's suicide but doctors said it was anxiety.

David Salmon, said his wife, Linda's death was the moment his own life was "gone", as the couple had been together for 41 years.

Speaking to the BBC, David said the 56-year-old had been struggling with anxiety when the coronavirus pandemic hit and she was concerned she would catch the virus, Yorkshire Live reports.

Supermarket worker Linda shared concerns about her heightened risk of falling ill with Covid and was signed off work by her doctor.

But days later, she tragically took her own life and David believes the menopause was a contributing factor in her death.

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