Admission Details for Patient: Margaretta Thomas (4226)
Gender: Female Age: 26
Marital Status: Single Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Domestic servant
Address: Oxford and Cambridge Club, London
Date of Admission: September 6, 1890
Date of Discharge: April 28, 1891
Discharge Category: Relieved
Supposed Cause: Disappointment in love etc.
1. The characteristic expression of the face, inability to sustain any prolonged conversation, sudden outburst of temper, her declaring that her mother attempted to poison her. 2. Benjamin and Margaret Thomas, her father and mother, say that she is constantly harping concerning some love affair and religious subjects. She reads too much. She makes frequent attempts to escape through bedroom windows and often requires restraint. Sept 5th 1890. Signed John Thomas Jones, Corris, RSO.
Approximate duration of present attack: 2 weeks
Number of Previous Attacks: 0
Number of Previous Admissions: 0
Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0
Total Number of Admissions: 1
Relatives affected: Uncle and aunt have both been deranged but have not required asylum treatment
Dangerous: Partly so, when interfered with
Disposition: A steady and industrious girl
Education: Reads and writes
Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health good. There appears to be a taint of insanity existing in the patient's family antecedents. The present attack commenced about a fortnight ago while the patient was engaged in service in London where she had been for 3 years, and is supposed to be due to some love disappointment. Was sent home a week ago to her parents in Corris. Has been restless and wandering in her disposition, escaping from the house and bedroom and incapable of employing herself in a rational manner.
Current Diagnosis: Schizoaffective Disorder (F25)