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The 29-year-old A&E doctor hanged herself after battling alopecia and depression for 12 years


An A&E doctor hanged herself after battling alopecia and depression for 12 years.

Dr. Alicia Pylypczuk, 29, was diagnosed with hair loss when she was just 17 years old and was on medication for anxiety and depression.

Although the doctor appeared to be "resilient," she was found dead in her bedroom in her Manchester apartment on February 24 of this year. Tests showed that she had traces of alcohol and antidepressants in her system.

An investigation found that Dr. Pylypczuk, originally from Bury, studied medicine at Manchester University and has been described as "musically and academically talented".

She was the senior cellist at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music and toured the country but struggled with her sanity.

Coroner Zak Golombeck told the Manchester hearing how the dosage of her prescription doubled from January to February.

He said: “To aid the police investigation, her mother Cheryl made a statement that she was diagnosed with alopecia when she was 17 years old.

Dr. Alicia Pylypczuk, 29, was diagnosed with hair loss when she was just 17 years old and was on medication for anxiety and depression

An investigation found that Dr. Pylypczuk, originally from Bury, studied medicine at Manchester University and has been described as "musically and academically talented".

An investigation found that Dr. Pylypczuk, originally from Bury, studied medicine at Manchester University and has been described as "musically and academically talented".

An investigation found that Dr. Pylypczuk, originally from Bury, studied medicine at Manchester University and has been described as "musically and academically talented".

She described them as resilient and as someone who succeeded in their studies and played at the Royal Northern College of Music.

She said she was very talented academically, had attended the University of Manchester and successfully graduated.

Her mother was referring to a personal relationship that ended around Christmas 2018 that she believes affected her more than she realized at the time.

Alicia stayed with her mother on Friday, February 21st. This was the last time her mother saw her. Her mother said, “She didn't say anything, which worried me very much. I wasn't overly concerned.

“She had shown herself to be quite resilient in the past, handling all kinds of problems. That day she was her usual warm and loving self.

“She left on Saturday and that was the last time her mother saw her.

"You texted each other between that morning and Alicia's death, and in a message that I believe shows your close relationship, she sent her mother a picture of her hiding in bed that Sunday night. "

In a statement, Dr. Pylypczuk's lodger said he had become a close friend of hers.

He said he was aware that she had canceled work for two weeks in January and that she had been given antidepressants.

Mr. Golombeck said, “He was home in the early hours of February 23rd when he saw her and she told him she was out to see a boxing match that night and she said she was drinking and Drugs taken.

He said Alicia appeared to be drunk and was dancing around the room. He thought it best to put her to bed, which he did.

Police officer Ian Taylor spoke to her friends after her death and they described a person who was struggling with mental health but was full of life and clearly a very extraordinary person who was exceptionally talented.

"She had assured a friend on the evening of February 23 that she was fine, she laughed and joked and they talked about documentaries she had seen."

Her mother Cheryl said in a tribute: "She was very lively, loving and compassionate."

Her mother Cheryl said in a tribute: "She was very lively, loving and compassionate."

Coroner Zak Golombeck told the Manchester hearing how the dosage of her prescription doubled from January to February

Coroner Zak Golombeck told the Manchester hearing how the dosage of her prescription doubled from January to February

In a statement read at the hearing, Dr. Pylypczuk's sister Anna: “She was beautiful. She loved her friends and family so much, worked very hard to achieve all that she achieved, and should have been very proud of herself. I miss her so much and we all miss her so much. & # 39;

Her mother Cheryl said in honor, “She was very lively, loving, and compassionate. She loved working as an emergency doctor and she really loved what she was doing, even though she was worried about working in the intensive care unit. & # 39;

The coroner noted a conclusion of the suicide and said, “I was told that when Alicia was around 17 years old, she had alopecia and had had mental health problems that were in some ways related to this diagnosis.

She sought help from her family doctor for her mental health and was prescribed antidepressants. Because of this, she seems to have taken a break in January 2020. She was very resilient and, as her mother said, she was very talented both academically and musically.

“She was able to cope with her difficulties and challenges and had realized her dream of becoming a doctor, which she had worked very hard to achieve.

She had spent the night of Friday, February 21, with her mother where there were no mental health concerns, and she gave assurances to her mother about this. Alicia's mother described her as her warm and familiar self during the time they spent together.

The next day, she spent the evening watching a boxing match, and that night she consumed alcohol and illegal drugs. When she got home, her roommate put her to bed. Unfortunately and tragically, she was found hanging in her home on February 24th.

Several friends were present on the video link during the investigation, but only their mother and sister spoke briefly at the hearing. Wellwishers raised £ 1,700 to research the causes of alopecia

Several friends were present on the video link during the investigation, but only their mother and sister spoke briefly at the hearing. Wellwishers raised £ 1,700 to research the causes of alopecia

“It is clear that she has had difficulties all of her life but was an extremely talented person, but what impresses me more than her talent is the love and affection she showed for her friends and family.

“The loss of someone so young, who worked so hard to become a doctor and to help other people, is nothing but a loss to society, but that loss is made through the loss of their family and friends who they loved dwarfed

& # 39; The medical cause of her death depended on. I conclude that she took her own life to do this.

"I would like to express my condolences to everyone who attended today, and of course these must be extended to those who were unable to attend today."

Several friends were present on the video link during the investigation, but only their mother and sister spoke briefly at the hearing.

Colleague Dr. Yasmin Woods said in a statement: “She had both a passion and a talent for music and played the cello in several orchestras.

'Through her dedication and hard work, she achieved the position of senior cellist at the Junior Royal Northern College of Music and toured the country to perform at the highest level.

“However, it was science, and especially medicine, that would become her true passion.

& # 39; Alicia got a place at Manchester Medical School where she excelled both professionally and socially.

& # 39; She stayed in the Manchester area as she took her first post graduate jobs in the area in several different hospitals and departments before finally deciding to pursue a career in emergency medicine.

& # 39; She was never one to back off a challenge, worked hard and was a fantastic team player, and it became apparent that she was on her way to becoming an amazing emergency medicine doctor.

“Unfortunately, she was never meant to complete her education and reach her true and full potential.

Her life has been tragically cut short that so many questions and dreams have gone unanswered. Although her time with us was short, it was extremely significant.

& # 39; She made a huge impact on the people around her. She had an unwavering sense of fairness and equality that she was passionate about and vocal about, as well as a fun-loving nature and thirst for life.

“Their actions, their beliefs, their morals shaped the people around them and made them better because they knew them. She was uniquely fantastic and will truly be missed. & # 39;

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