Hugh Hugh Jones (6533)

Admission Details for Patient: Hugh William Jones (6533)

Gender: Male Age: 43
Marital Status: Married Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Slate quarryman
Address: Dyffryn Nantlle, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: March 10, 1905
Date of Discharge: May 18, 1905
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Acute Mania - Religious
Supposed Cause: (None stated)

Medical Certificate:
Extremely noisy, incoherent, violent, spitting in the face of his attendants, he says that the right hand is locked and that the key will be produced at the right time and that the one on that side will go to heaven and the one on the left side will go to hell. William Jones, 75 Hyfrydle, Talysarn, states that he quotes the scripture, sings and uses profane language mixed and that he is very violent when approached in any way. Dr. Robert Owen, Bodnant, Penygroes.

Approximate duration of present attack: 7 days

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected: A sister

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: Yes

Clean Habit: -

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Steady

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Poor health. This man had a sister here 9 years ago, she is now quite well and at home. He became mentally deranged quite suddenly 7 days ago - he has taken a rather prominent part in the religious revival, but was always inclined that way.

Current Diagnosis: Acute transient psychosis (F23)

Case Notes

1905 Mar 17 - A very spare, middle aged man of good height and in very poor condition. Fair hair and grey irides. No special bodily disease. Mentally suffering from Acute Mania of the religious variety.

Very noisy, restless and excited. Singing and shouting, destroying his clothes and using most profane language. Complete loss of control. Takes his food but sleeps very little.

23 - Very much better. Quite quiet and sensible and goes out. Today his right knee is swollen and looks like erysipelas, so he is laid up in the sick ward. Apr 20 - Quite well again and his mental condition quite good. Ready for discharge at any time. May 18 - Discharged cured.


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