John Owen (2506)

Admission Details for Patient: John Owen (2506)

Gender: Male Age: 32
Marital Status: Single Religion: Protestant
Occupation: Labourer
Address: Trefdraeth (lived with brother), Anglesey

Date of Admission: October 29, 1875
Date of Discharge: April 20, 1877
Discharge Category: Relieved

Disease: Mania with imbecility
Supposed Cause: Death of his mother and sister

Medical Certificate:
Fancying that certain ladies are in love with him without any grounds whatever and annoying them at their residences. Stating that he was married last Sunday and that somebody stole the ring, talking and laughing, shouting and jumping over the hedge, tearing his clothes etc. By his brother: Threatened to injure others, getting out of bed and staying out all night, not taking off his clothes when getting into bed. Sometimes he will not rise from bed all day, crying and laughing, talking incoherently. Bringing other people's cattle to Cerrig druidion land and goes a great deal at large. Thos. J. Jones, Fron, Trefdraeth.

Approximate duration of present attack: 9 months

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected:

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: Yes, threatened

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: No

Sleep Habit: Not of late

Destructive Habit: No



Physical/Mental State at Examination: Good health. United fracture of right wrist. Always idiotic and worse last 9 months. Last 3 weeks required for 2 men to watch him. Getting up at night etc. Mother died 2 years ago. That seemed to make him worse. Last summer run over by cart which frightened him and injured his right wrist. Relations are small farmers, brother is a preacher.

Current Diagnosis: Schizophrenia (F20)

Case Notes

1875 Oct 30 - Idiotic appearance and conversation.

Contented, quiet, eats and sleeps well.

Dec 16 - Has continued quiet, giving no one any trouble.

1876 Feb 12 - No change.

1877 Jan 18 - Is suffering from a small indolent ulcer on the outer surface of his left leg.

Is in bed and water dressing applied.

Bodily health otherwise good.

Mentally no change at all.

Feb 20 - Sore on leg healing slowly, continues in bed and water dressing applied.

March 17 - Leg almost healed. Mentally as imbecile as ever.

Apr 16 - Sore quite healed. To be transferred to the Workhouse.

Medications/Treatments: Water dressing to sore on leg.

Additional Notes

A John Owen, possibly the same man, described as being of unsound mind, was admitted to Bangor Workhouse on 28th November 1896 and died there on 13th November 1905.

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