William Owen (6526)

Admission Details for Patient: William Owen (6526)

Gender: Male Age: 30
Marital Status: Married Religion: Wesleyan Methodist
Occupation: Clerk
Address: Aberdovey, Merioneth

Date of Admission: March 3, 1905
Date of Discharge: October 17, 1905
Discharge Category: Relieved

Disease: Melancholia
Supposed Cause: Overwork/Heredity

Medical Certificate:
Have attended William Owen for 13 months for insomnia, headaches, fits of excitement and self inflicted wounds on both legs, incoherent and irregular in his speech. Ethel Owen, wife, states that he threatened to kill her and threatened to cut his throat with a razor, purchased a revolver wich was taken from him. Dr. Hugh Pugh Rowlands, Trefeddyg, Towyn.

Approximate duration of present attack: 84 days

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected: Sister

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: Threatened

Dangerous: Yes

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Steady

Education: Good can read and write

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health good.

Current Diagnosis: Depressive episode (F32.3)

Case Notes

1905 Mar 10 - A young man of dark complexion, slight build and intelligent face. Dark hair, brown irides. Moderately nourished condition. General organs healthy but complains of failing sight. Mentally suffering from Hypochondriacal Melancholia with suicidal tendencies.

Loss of application, feeling miserable and depressed, at times feels very tired of life.

Eats well and beginning to sleep well.

Mar 27 - Rather a hypochondriac, generally has some physical complaint when spoken to. Better in appearance.

Apr 8 - Not to be trusted, has latterly shown sudden fits of excitement, makes himself useful out of doors. Is looking much better.

Transferred (relieved) to Winwick Oct 17 1905.


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