Ellen Jones (6547)

Admission Details for Patient: Ellen Jones (6547)

Gender: Female Age: 24
Marital Status: Single Religion: Baptist
Occupation: Domestic servant
Address: LLyn, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: March 27, 1905
Date of Death: June 6, 1954
Cause of Death:

Disease: Mania
Supposed Cause: Not known

Medical Certificate:
Intermittent fits of laughing and crying, she says that a man (who has hardly ever spoken to her) has influenced her mind, when I asked he why she did not try and work she replied that she was damned into hell and with marked volubility berated every one she could think of. Mr. J. Jones states she will not get up from bed for a week at a time, then she clandestinely will creep out into the street and howl and shout and cry and laugh. Dr. W. Thomas, Rhianfa, Nefyn.

Approximate duration of present attack: 336 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: No

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: No

Sleep Habit: Fair

Destructive Habit: No

Disposition: A respectable girl

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health good. Patient, a respectable girl, is said to have shown symptoms for about 12 months, and no evident cause can be found.

Current Diagnosis: Schizophrenia (F20.0)

Case Notes

1905 Apr 1 - A girl with fluffy golden hair, blue eyes and ruddy cheeks and a mouthful of false teeth. Short and well made and proportioned. Good health.

At first was sulky and dejected and difficult to do with but she is now making herself at home and is evidently a bright little girl but a little proud and vain. She rambles a good deal and it is difficult to make much of her statements which are very confused. Eats and sleeps well.

Useful in Sewing Room and is neat and clean.

May 3 - Shy and diffident and difficult to accurately gauge what is the exact state of her mind.

Laughs, giggles and blushes when spoken to.

Aug 9 - Variable. For some weeks quiet and in good spirits and industrious, then becomes excited, shouts and swears at some "old man" who torments her. She cannot give any definite explanation of how she is tormented. She seems to think he throws his thoughts into her and is very confused. Nov 6 - Had remained fairly well for some time and was recommended for trial but shortly after, and before leaving, relapsed. Now in Kitchen and subject to periodical attacks of excitement.

1906 Feb - Fat and strong.

June - Since last entry has been in Kitchen but has now refused to go down and has become idle and lazy.

At times strange, talks to self and has delusions regarding some man but can give no clear and intelligible acct.

Sept - No change.

1907 Feb - Idle and useless. Has not been excited for some time but is unfit to leave.

June - The same. 1908 Jan - No better except that she is better tempered and sticks steadily to work. Strange and peculiar in her conduct. June - No further change.

1909 Jan - Worse. More peculiar. Has given up doing anything. June - Worse. Stands in the same place all day with her hands over her face and her conduct is very peculiar.

Good health. Dec - No change.

1910 June - Worse than she was. Solitary and takes no interest in what goes on.

1911 June - Slowly worse. Demented and useless. 1912 June - Very dull and stupid, does not employ herself at all.

Sept - The same. Dec - Demented and dull. Silent. Fair health. (Notes continued in Loose Leaf Case Book).


Historical Records Search