Kate Jones (6479)

Admission Details for Patient: Kate Jones (6479)

Gender: Female Age: 17
Marital Status: Single Religion: Church of England
Occupation: Domestic servant
Address: Carnarvon Workhouse, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: January 5, 1905
Date of Discharge: September 23, 1908
Discharge Category: Relieved

Disease: Mania with imbecility
Supposed Cause: (None stated)

Medical Certificate:
I. Undue eccentricity of behaviour, laughs and cries upon slight provocation. Confuses persons and dates. General body restlessness. Incoherent speech. No fit accommodation in the Workhouse for such cases. II. Has been peculiar in her manner for a long period. Given to long lasting fits of depression without reason. Leaves her home frequently and undresses herself in the public. Behaves strangely at all times. Has fits of violence. David Jones, father, Moel Rhiwen, Ebenezer, Cwm y Glo, Jane Owen, Nurse, Union Infirmary C'von. (Above are my informants). Dated 3 January 1905. Tom Roberts, Carnarvon.

Approximate duration of present attack: 2 years

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 2

Relatives affected:

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: No

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: -

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health good. Patient is said to have been bright and intelligent until two years ago when she began to change. She appears to have improved after a time but has never got really well. She has twice been an inmate of the Carnarvon Workhouse from whence she was brought today. No definite cause is given.

Current Diagnosis: Schizophrenia (F20.1)

Case Notes

1905 Jan 8 - Average height and build, ruddy cheeks. Brown eyes and hair. In good health. Teeth bad. She seems to be partly Imbecile and is unable to give any acct. of herself or answer any question sensibly. Her usual reply is a silly smile. She is quiet and hitherto gives no trouble in any way.

Jan 15 - The same.

Cannot be got to do anything.

2Jan 5 - Lazy and without any idea of work. Well conducted. Silly and foolish. Mar 9 - The same.

Often mischievous and troublesome and uncleanly. Useless.

May 2 - Demented and stupid. Uncleanly.

Aug 7 - The same.

1906 Feb 3 - This patient has shown some improvement during the past couple of months for she has become clean, more intelligent and communicative, and is employed in the Dormitories.

In good health.

June 14 - A little brighter. Works very well and is clean and well behaved.

Unfit to leave. Sept 4 - No further improvement.

Silly and imbecile.

1907 Feb 1 - Semi demented. Useless but fairly manageable. June 1 - Somewhat brighter, works a little. Cleanly. Might be tried at home.

Nov 15 - Relapsed shortly after the last entry was made and has since remained unfit to leave. Stupid, demented and dirty.

1908 Jan 10 - Unfit to leave. Sept 23 - Discharged today after being out on trial for 3 months.

Discharged "Relieved".


Additional Notes


30th July 1909.

The statement on the Certificate is the same as the statement on the one above. She died in care on 4th June 1916 and although no cause of death is stated, it was noted in February 1915 that she had 'probably got phthisis'.

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