Evan Jones (6525)

Admission Details for Patient: Evan Jones (6525)

Gender: Male Age: 42
Marital Status: Single Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Carpenter
Address: Union Workhouse Dolgelley, Merioneth

Date of Admission: March 3, 1905
Date of Death: July 24, 1927
Cause of Death:

Disease: Melancholia
Supposed Cause: Not known

Medical Certificate:
He appears nervous and suspicous, speech being incoherent and tongue tremulous, he said the lamps had frightened him and called after him daily. Said he heard voices whispering from the walls and under the floor. Lewis Jones, Workhouse, says that on 18th Feb. patient complained that men were shouting to him continually and saying he had vermin, telling him to run as someone was after him. Later he ran away from the ward in an undressed state towards the road. When caught he resisted and was very violent, saying he wished to go to his mother, he was very unsettled all night.

Approximate duration of present attack: 2 days

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected:

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: Threatened and attempted

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit: -

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Steady

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health good.

Current Diagnosis: Schizophrenia (F20)

Case Notes

1905 Mar 10 - Middle-aged man of rather fair complexion, in fairly good condition. Has some slight heart mischief, otherwise his organs are healthy.

Mentally suffering from Melancholia with delusions of persecution. Has been, at times, in great fear of people and has aural hallucinations.

So far is well conducted and eats and sleeps well.

27 - isq.

Apr 28 - Still very quiet and retiring.

Looking better. May 28 - A slow improvement going on. There is still some depression. Sept 30 - Not much change.

1906 Jan - Still has some delusions. June to December - No improvement.

1907 Mar - Always complaining of his detention. Still has delusions and is at times very excitable.

July 1907 to Feb 1910 - No change.

1910 June - Still has visceral delusions and those of persecution. General health good.

Nov 17 - Same as last report.

Useful in Ward 8.

1911 Mar - A chronic case. Quiet and useful. Full of delusions.

Sept 1911 to Sept 1912 - Notes indicate no change.

1913 Oct 1 - Still has the delusions that he is losing his sight, he is useful at times. Good health. 1914 Jan - The same.

(Notes continued in the Loose Leaf Case Book suggest little further change.

Delusions fixed - mainly about his eyes - gives trouble occasionally but well behaved as a rule.

In Jan 1916 he is described as low and depressed with delusions about his organs and frequently complaining about imaginary ailments. Troubled at night by voices.

Also states that he has been mesmerised).

In a copy report dated Jan 25 1921 he is described as suffering from Mental Depression.


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