Mary Evans (6485)

Admission Details for Patient: Mary Evans (6485)

Gender: Female Age: 42
Marital Status: Single Religion: Wesleyan Methodist
Occupation: Domestic servant
Address: Colwyn Bay, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: January 12, 1905
Date of Discharge: March 21, 1905
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Acute Mania
Supposed Cause: Religious excitement/previous attack

Medical Certificate:
She is exceedingly excitable, very incoherent in her speech, sleepless and requires to be restrained, and constantly looked after. She is evidently much concerned about religious matters and has been attending revival meetings. Her sister Catherine Evans, Brompton House, Rhiw Road, Colwyn Bay, states this attack came on last Sunday after attending a revival meeting at Menai Bridge. They found it impossible to look after her here, she is so excitable about religious and spiritualistic matters, she has been in a lunatic asylum four years ago after spiritualistic experience. Dr. Price Morris. Old Colwyn.

Approximate duration of present attack: 5 days

Number of Previous Attacks: 1

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected:

Number of Previous Attacks: 1

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: Yes

Clean Habit: No

Food Refusal: Yes

Sleep Habit: Bad

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Well behaved

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health good. Patient has been a servant in Menai Bridge and has become affected by the revival meetings held there. Came for a change to a relation at Colwyn Bay and became worse, the duration of disorder is about a week. She has been in Shrewsbury Asylum four years ago for a few weeks.

Current Diagnosis: Acute transient psychosis (F23.0)

Case Notes

1905 Jan 14 - A well and very strongly made woman of medium height with dark brown hair and eyes.

Sallow complexion. In good health. She is suffering from Acute Mania and is very incoherent and absurd in her speech and violent and unmanageable in behaviour. She sleeps very little and has to be fed. Her habits are uncleanly.

Jan 20 - Sleeps better. Very violent and it requires two nurses to control her.

Jan 26 - Is a little better and is cleaner. Very incoherent.

Feb 15 - Is now quiet and composed and working in Sewing Room.

She is quite rational and very anxious to leave. Eats and sleeps well.

Mar 9 - Quite well and rapidly improving in appearance and will shortly leave. Discharged March 21st 1905.


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