Retired doctor committed suicide, inquest finds


A retired GP who suffered with depression committed suicide, an inquest has found.

David Young, 62, was found dead at his home in Laxey on the Isle of Man by his wife on 16 August this year.

A post-mortem examination found he died from a self-inflicted wound.

Coroner of Inquests, Alistair Montgomerie, described him as a "true gentlemen who was popular with all those who knew him."

'Impossible to predict'

Dr Young had been suffering from depression for over a year and had sought both medical and psychiatric help for his illness.

Dr Timothy Byrne, a psychiatrist at Nobles Hospital who had treated him, said: "It was impossible to predict he was going to do this."

Dr Young had lived on the island for 27 years, working as the local doctor in Laxey for most of that time and was a keen walker and fell runner.

The coroner described him as a "much-loved husband, father and grandfather."

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