A mother who suffered from depression was found by her son after she committed suicide at their home, an inquest heard today. 

Maris Teresa Morrin, 67, of Broomhill Road in Woodford Green, died on November 14 last year.

Coroner Ian Wade concluded that Ms Morrin, a doctor's assistant and mother-of-two, had committed suicide the day after she returned home from a night out with work friends. 

A pathology report found alcohol in her system way above the legal driving limit, and "an extremely excessive amount" of Zopiclone, a prescribed drug she took to combat insomnia. 

Her son Anthony Morrin, 35, discovered his mother's "lifeless body" when he returned from work that evening and immediately called the ambulance service, but Ms Morrin was pronounced dead at 8pm. 

The court heard how Ms Morrin had battled depression since the 1990s and had made several attempts to end her life between 2004 and 2012. 

She had last been in contact with her GP, Dr Newman, at the Rydal Group Practice in High Road, Woodford Green, in May 2013 where her mood was described as "low" due to work pressures, financial problems and the breakdown of her marriage several years earlier. 

A year before her death, she told a mental health liaison officer she "hated being lonely" as her parents had both passed away in 2009 and 2010, her daughter lives in Australia and her son who lived with her at the Woodford Green home, was planning to move to Brazil.