Owen Owen Jones (6531)

Admission Details for Patient: Owen William Jones (6531)

Gender: Male Age: 20
Marital Status: Single Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Quarryman
Address: Dolgelley, Merioneth

Date of Admission: March 7, 1905
Date of Discharge: April 25, 1905
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Acute mania
Supposed Cause: Religious Revival

Medical Certificate:
Incoherent in his conversation, violent in his conduct, imagined he saw the Holy Ghost in the form of smoke changing into the shape of a dog; his manner, conduct and language totally at variance with his usual habits. Communicated by Andrew Davies, Egryn Cottage, Quarryman, Abergynolwyn, states that the patient attempts to bite his friends who stay in the room with him, he spits in his face, refuses his food and is very violent. Communicated by William Jones, Farmer, Tynybryn, Towyn, states that the patient asked him to kill his mother. Dr. E. Lewis Lloyd, Gothic House, Towyn.

Approximate duration of present attack: 6 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: No

Dangerous: Yes

Clean Habit: -

Food Refusal: Yes

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: Yes

Disposition: Steady

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Poor health. Very large goitre, staring eyes, rapid pulse. Always a quiet steady young man, until he began taking an active part in the Religious Revival meetings. Some change was noticed a few weeks ago but he became very much mentally deranged six days ago and became unmanageable. There is no history of insanity in the family. His goitre became very much bigger the last six days, according to his friends who brought him.

Current Diagnosis: Acute transient psychosis (F23)

Case Notes

1905 Mar 14 - A tall, fair young man with staring eyes and a very large goitre.

In rather poor bodily condition. Mentally suffering from Acute Mania of the religious type.

Continually talking, shouting, singing - spitting in people's faces and quite rambling and incoherent. Great motor restlessness.

Eats well, sleeps but little.

Mar 23 - Very much better in every way. Goes out of doors. Well behaved and now he sleeps well. Apr 8 - Quite well in every way. Is ready for discharge cured.

Apr 25 - Discharged cured.


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