Mary Williams (6542)

Admission Details for Patient: Mary Williams (6542)

Gender: Female Age: 35
Marital Status: Single Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Servant
Address: Carnarvon, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: March 21, 1905
Date of Discharge: June 22, 1905
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Acute Mania
Supposed Cause: (None stated)

Medical Certificate:
She is very excited, talkative and quite incoherent in her speech, she believes that poison has been administered to her by someone. Robert Jones, neighbour, quarryman, states that when he turned his back she started for the seashore to drown herself, he also states that she broke the window of the house in the attempt to escape. Dr. Morris Grffith Davies, Llys Meddyg, 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: Sister depressed, an aunt weak-minded

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit: -

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Well conducted

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health good. A respectable girl in service at Caernarfon, has been taking a prominent part in the revival at her chapel and a week ago suddenly came home and apparently became worse.

Current Diagnosis: Acute transient psychosis (F23)

Case Notes

1905 Mar 24 - A tall strongly built woman with brown hair and eyes, equal pupils. Apparently in good health.

Minus her front teeth.

She is suffering from Acute Mania and is very rambling and her statements unintelligible. She talks a lot about a crown but what it refers to is not quite evident, probably a heavenly one.

She shouts, sings hymns and is uneasy and restless.

Has to be spoonfed. Sleeps fairly well.

Apr 2 - Much quieter but depressed and strange. Will probably improve.

May 3 - Is doing well. Has been working in Laundry since last entry and there is now not much amiss. In good health etc. Discharged June 22nd 1905.


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