John John Roberts (6512)

Admission Details for Patient: John Deiniol Roberts (6512)

Gender: Male Age: 34
Marital Status: Single Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Quarry labourer, formerly a Draper's Assistant
Address: Llanddeinolen, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: February 21, 1905
Date of Discharge: August 18, 1908
Discharge Category: Relieved

Disease: Mania
Supposed Cause: Heredity

Medical Certificate:
Patient talks freely of his troubles, believes he lost his situation as Draper's Assistant thus:- The envy of those about him, he hears voices when no one in near, suspects his fellow workmen of always talking about him, of persecuting him and putting poison in his food, he admits periods of loss of control and cruelty to his mother but denies attacking her. John Roberts, his father, says his son has been peculiar and depressed for some time. He is now worse, is unwilling to work, threatens to destroy himself by throwing himself over the rocks in the quarry or by drowning himself. He threatened his mother last week with a knife, he has often hit her and kicked her, at present his father cannot have him at home without someone to protect the mother. Dr. W. Lloyd Williams, Llanberis.

Approximate duration of present attack: 56 days

Number of Previous Attacks: 1

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected: Maternal uncle now in Denbigh Asylum

Number of Previous Attacks: 1

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: Threatened

Dangerous: Yes to his relations

Clean Habit: -

Food Refusal: No

Sleep Habit: Fair

Destructive Habit: No

Disposition: Steady

Education: Fair can read and write

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health moderate. This patient has been mentally affected for some years and was sent out to Australia for a change. He has never been able to keep any situation for long. Latterly he has become much worse and dangerous to his relatives and to himself. He has always been steady. His maternal uncle is a patient here,

Current Diagnosis: Schizophrenia (F20.2)

Case Notes

1905 Mar 1 - A young man of average height, moderately nourished and developed, fair hair and moustache, low forehead, blue irides, pupils equal and mobile.

General organs healthy. Mentally suffering from simple Mania with delusions of persecution.

He attributes all his troubles to the jealousy of his friends.

They are all plotting against him. Conversation at times silly and rambling. Has aural hallucinations. Great indignation at being brought here but it is transitory. Eats and sleeps well and is well conducted. Cannot apply himself to anything.

Mar 27 - No improvement. Apr, May, Sept - The same.

1906 Jan - Has had an attack of Colitis and made a good recovery in the Isolation Hospital.

No mental change. June - Partially recovered. Sept - Has not improved much since last report. 1907 Mar, July, Oct - No further change.

1908 Aug 18 - Discharged (relieved).

Medications/Treatments: Treated for colitis in the isolation hospital

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