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Post-natal depression symptoms

An inquest has heard that a GP from Nottingham, found dead on wastleland in November last year, had been diagnosed with post-natal depression.

The PNI website lists a number of symptoms, including:

  • Panic attacks and anxiety
  • Constant tiredness, irritability and even anger
  • A fear of illness in yourself and or others
  • Feeling physically ill and having physical symptoms that are unusual for you such as chest pains, breathing problems, headaches, dizziness, many minor illnesses and stomach upsets
  • Worrying constantly about the health of yourself your baby, your other children or family and friends
  • Obsessive thoughts or repetitive, chanting thoughts or voices
  • Many women with PNI describe a feeling of having ‘foggy’ vision or a ‘mussy’ head

For the full list of symptoms, visit the Post-Natal Illness website

More advice and support can be found on the PANDAS website.

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Dr Kinston was diagnosed with post-natal depression

Dr Kinston's GP has told the court she diagnosed her as having post-natal depression.The 37-year-old gave birth to her second child in January 2013.

Dr Elizabeth Woodroffe saw her on several occasions in the months leading up to her death, including on the morning she disappeared.

Dr Elizabeth Kinston Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Dr Woodroffe said Dr Kinston came to her with anxieties about her house and work. At times, she also had suicidal thoughts but denied having specific plans to carry them out.

But the GP from Manor Surgery in Beeston said Dr Kinston never told her about any irrational anxieties such as worries about being spied on or being followed.

The court heard they talked over counselling options and Dr Kinston chose Cognitive Behavioural Therapy rather than being referred to a psychiatrist.


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Nottingham GP cause of death "mixed drug toxicity"

An inquest has heard that a GP found dead on wasteland in Nottingham had an assortment of prescribed drugs in her body.

The cause of Dr Elizabeth Kinston's death was given as "mixed drug toxicity".

Elizabeth Kinston from Nottingham went missing last year Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

The 37-year-old mother of two from Beeston disappeared on 1st November last year. Her body was discovered at King's Meadow Nature Reserve two weeks later.

The inquest was told Dr Kinston was having irrational anxieties in the months before she went missing.

Police divers were involved in the search Credit: ITV News Central

The coroner read out statements from her family which revealed that she had worried she was being followed, that her neighbour was spying on her and that her mobile phone and tablet had been bugged.

She also had anxieties about cracks in her home and possible subsidence, fearing it might jeopardise a house move.

Inquest into death of Nottingham GP who went missing

The inquest into the death of a GP from Nottingham who went missing last year is due to begin today.

Elizabeth Kinston's body was found in grassland in Dunkirk in November.

Elizabeth Kinston from Nottingham went missing last year Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

It is thought she was suffering from post-natal depression.

Police divers were involved in the search for the missing mother Credit: ITV News Central

Service in memory of missing Nottingham GP

A service of celebration for Elizabeth Kinston will be held in Nottingham today Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

A service of celebration is being held in Nottingham today in memory of Elizabeth Kinston whose body was found on grassland in Nottingham two weeks after she went missing from home.

Her body was found in the Dunkirk area of Nottingham and it is believed she was suffering from post-natal depression. Her family have asked that people do not bring flowers but instead make a donation to PANDAS, a charity which helps people with pre and post-natal depression.

Police speak to shoppers today in hunt for missing GP

Detectives searching for missing mother-of-two Elizabeth Kinston are today speaking to shoppers at a Nottingham retail park.

The 37-year-old GP left her home in Park Road, Beeston, on November 1. She was spotted on CCTV twice later that morning, with the last known sighting of her being at around noon on Queens Drive, walking towards the junction with Castle Bridge Road.

Missing mother Elizabeth Kinston Credit: Nottinghamshire Police

Police are today speaking to shoppers at the Castle Marina Retail Park, to find out whether anyone who was there on that day may have spotted her or seen where she went next.

Elizabeth's car was found abandoned in the Broad Marsh car park, with her purse and phone inside.

She was wearing a pink hoodie, jeans and dark brown knee-high boots.

It is believed she had been suffering from post-natal depression.


Police urge missing Beeston mother to contact family

Police have appealed to a missing Nottinghamshire mum to contact her family, exactly a week after she was last seen.

Elizabeth Kinston, left her home in Beeston at around 10am last Friday. The mother of two works as a GP and is currently on maternity leave.

The 37-year-old was spotted on camera two hours later, walking along Queens Drive towards Castle Bridge Road.