Martha Martha Breese (6500)

Admission Details for Patient: Martha Jane Breese (6500)

Gender: Female Age: 35
Marital Status: Married Religion: Not stated
Occupation: Married woman
Address: Dolgelley, Merioneth

Date of Admission: February 10, 1905
Date of Discharge: May 22, 1905
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Mania
Supposed Cause: (None stated)

Medical Certificate:
From her excited talk and manner and delusions. Edward Breese, husband, states that she has paroxyms of excitement and talks incoherently, has got up from bed at 1.00 am. and gone out without dressing, tears and burns her clothes and breaks crockery etc. Dr. D.W. Morris, Dinas Mawddwy.

Approximate duration of present attack: 56 days

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected: Father's brother

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit: -

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: -

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health moderate. Patient is a Quarryman's wife has become weak through repeated miscarriages and Influenza, of which she had the last attack in October last. Two months ago she began to show symptoms of mental disorder. Her father's brother has been in Shrewsbury Asylum.

Current Diagnosis: Acute transient psychosis (F23.0)

Case Notes

1905 Feb 13 - A slender and poorly nourished woman a little over medium height, with auburn hair and brown eyes. Teeth in upper jaw missing. She is rather anaemic but apparently free from any bodily disease.

She was somewhat excited on admission but is now quieter. She is very merry and good tempered but rambles a little in her conversation and altho she is able to understand and answer intelligently enough she is obviously not as she should be. She also tells me she has frequently seen the spirits of people she used to know and has heard their voices speaking to her. She eats and sleeps fairly well and should improve.

Feb 20 - Fairly rational but somewhat loquacious and excited. Mar 6 - Relapsed a few days ago and is now excited and decidedly rambling and has given up work and become untidy. May 3 - Since the relapse has improved steadily and is probably as well as she ever was. Discharged May 22nd 1905.


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