The Carseview Centre and Dale Thomson
A doctor who discharged a man from Carseview days before he took his own life said the patient gave no hint he had plans to hang himself.
Dr Arvind Gunput was giving evidence at the fatal accident inquiry into the death of Dale Thomson, who took his own life in January 2015.
Dale, 28, of Charleston, was first admitted to the mental health centre on January 8 2015 but discharged himself two days later after what he felt was a lack of treatment.
He was readmitted on January 22 and after an appointment at Carseview the following day he was again allowed to leave. Dale was found dead by his mum, Mandy McLaren, 49, in his home on January 27 that year.
His family believe he should have been detained under the Mental Health Act.
Dr Gunput told Dundee Sheriff Court that he assessed Dale on January 22 for about 40 minutes.
He decided the best course of treatment for him was to speak to drugs agency Addaction about his cannabis use,