Owen Jones (4210)

Admission Details for Patient: Owen Jones (4210)

Name Mismatch: 4210 , 6531, 9390

Gender: Male Age: 19
Marital Status: Single Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Joiner
Address: Chwilog, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: July 19, 1890
Date of Discharge: November 24, 1890
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Acute Mania
Supposed Cause: Heredity

Medical Certificate:
1. His wild maniacal appearance. Incoherence in his replies to questions. Delusions. Imagines the nurse to be the "figure head" of a vessel. 2. Facts communicated by John Davies, Labourer at Plas Du Farm: That he, Owen Jones, got a razor and threatened to attack with the razor and attacked others with a bayonet. July 19th 1890. Thomas Hunter Hughes, Pwllheli.

Approximate duration of present attack: 9 days

Number of Previous Attacks: 2

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 6

Total Number of Admissions: 7

Relatives affected: Not stated

Number of Previous Attacks: 2

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: Yes

Dangerous: Yes, has attacked

Clean Habit: -

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: -

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health good. But little is known about the history of this case beyond the fact that he has had two attacks of insanity before the present one. But on each occasion has been treated at home. The last attack took place about 1 and a half years ago and lasted about 14 days.

Current Diagnosis: Schizoaffective Disosrder (F25.0)

Case Notes

1890 July 21 - Patient is a lad of medium height and build. Fresh complexion, brown hair and eyes. He is in a state of acute mental excitement and is quite incoherent and unintelligible in his conversation. Manner wild and excited and often threatening. He can give no account of himself and is not aware of his present position. He will not allow a physl. examn. but would seem to be in good health. Aug 1 - considerably quieter. Still incoherent and deluded and sleepless.

25 - Has been working during last few days and is slowly improving. Is not improbable but that there is also considerable Imbecility present. Quiet and inoffensive.

Sept 10 - Since last entry has gradually improved and is working steadily outside. In good health.

Nov 10 - Appears to have completely recovered but it is not improbable but that he will again relapse before very long.

Discharged November 24th 1890.


Additional Notes


Owen Jones had six further asylum admissions.

28th April 1892 (no. 4451).

Medical Certificate reads:

Facts communicated by Evan D. Williams, School master, Ty Newydd, Llanarmon - that he wanders , is violent to his mother and sister, threatening with a carving knife, and also himself with a stone, sleepless and wandering. Diagnosed with Acute Mania he was discharged recovered on 19th November 1892.

5th September 1894 (no. 4790).

Medical Certificate reads: He is extremely violent and dangerous, wanders about, has many delusions, declares I must be killed for sending vessels to the North Pole and Australia in 24 hours.

By his mother, Mary Jones, that he is violent and excited, dangerous to himself and to others, would wander if allowed.

Ann Jones, sister, that he is violent and dangerous. Again diagnosed with Acute Mania he was discharged on 18th June 1895.

Owen Jones was discharged ‘relieved’ from his fourth admission (no. 5814) from 27th March to 26th October 1901.

Medical Certificate reads: 1. He said I was his eldest brother.

He asked me if the woman in the room was my wife, who really was his own mother. He informed me that he had carved the age of our Lord on the front gate. 2. His mother Mary Jones, Ty Newydd, Llanarmon, said he was very violent and broke the windows of his bedroom, gets into sudden fits of rage, in which he acts with violence towards his friends without cause.

Readmitted on 22nd January 1904 (no. 6305) with Sub Acute Mania. The Medical Certificate reads: 1.

He gets into sudden fits of rage in which he acts with violence towards his friends without cause. He speaks incoherently and wanders over the home. 2. His mother, Mary Jones: That he is violent without cause and she is afraid of him. He refuses food. He does not sleep at night.

He was discharged recovered on 23rd July 1904.

Another admission with Sub Acute Mania on 12th April 1905 (no. 6556). Medical Certificate reads:

He talked incoherently, resentedto be disturbed, was partly undressed, gets into sudden fits of rage and wanders from home. His mother, Mary Jones, says he refuses food, refuses to take medicine or anything offered to him, she says he gets into sudden fits of violence. Discharged recovered on 25th October 1905.

Owen Jones’ last admission was on 11th March 1911 (no. 7615).

Medical Certificate reads: 1. Refuses to talk to me and all he said was incoherent. 2. His mother, Mary Jones, says that he is dangerous and is afraid of him, he wanders about, she says that they were not able to sleep because of his behaviour.

He died in hospital from Pneumonia on 24th April 1929.

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