Anne Jones (6491)

Admission Details for Patient: Anne Jones (6491)

Gender: Female Age: 41
Marital Status: Married Religion: Independent
Occupation: Farmer's wife
Address: Dolgelley, Merioneth

Date of Admission: January 25, 1905
Date of Death: February 16, 1942
Cause of Death:

Disease: Acute Mania
Supposed Cause: (None stated)

Medical Certificate:
Very excitable, maniacal, constantly praying, singing hymns, thinks of herself as lost to God, says she saw Christ, refers to the Medical Attendant as God's Deputy, all conversation is about religious matters. Edward Jones, husband, states that she suffers from insomnia, will not take food, very excitable at times, constantly worrying about her soul, praying, singing hymns most of the time. Dr. John Pugh Jones, Barmouth.

Approximate duration of present attack: 7 days

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected: Brother was an inmate

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: No

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Respectable

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health moderate. Patient - a small farmer's wife - has been attending religious revival meetings and a week ago without warning she became suddenly insane. Her brother William Roberts a weaver was admitted a month ago with the same cause. (Admission no. 6470).

Current Diagnosis: Schizophrenia (F20)

Case Notes

1905 Jan 28 - Average height and build, poorly nourished but seemingly in fair health. Brown hair and eyes, equal pupils. Suffering from Acute Mania and is very incoherent, rambling and noisy, singing hymns etc.

Restless and inclined to be violent. Has to be fed and sleeps badly.

Feb 7 - A little quieter but is very troublesome and noisy at night.

25 - The same. In Refractory Ward.

Mar 20 - No change.

May 2 - A very troublesome and unmanageable patient. Dirty, destructive, useless, noisy and incoherent.

Aug 8 - In all kinds of mischief. Nov 3 - No change.

1906 Feb - Has now become stout and strong but there is not much improvement otherwise though is not so dirty.

June - Very slowly improving.

Sept - A little brighter and more settled. Works and is clean and tidy

Will get well enough to go home in time.

1907 Feb - Well behaved but silly and childish and wanting in general intelligence.

1907 June to 1909 Jan - The same.

1909 Jan - Quiet and useful but occasionally noisy and abusive when troubled by hallucinations.

June - Excited. 1910 June - Deluded. Noisy. Cleanly. Useful. 1911 - Auditory hallucinations. Very stout and a good worker.

1912 Mar - No change.

1913 June - Becomes very noisy and abusive and uses obscene language. Sept - Noisy and abusive at times.

Dec - Excitable and abusive if interfered with.

(Notes continued in Loose Leaf Book)

Medications/Treatments: Refractory ward

Additional Notes

No further notes were found.

Anne Jones's brother (retrospectively diagnosed with Acute Transient Psychosis), was discharged from the asylum recovered within a year of admission.

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