Owen Williams (6563)

Admission Details for Patient: Owen John Williams (6563)

Name Mismatch: 6563 , 6506

Gender: Male Age: 25
Marital Status: Uncertain Religion: Church of England
Occupation: HMS Hussar
Address: Naval Hospital, Plymouth

Date of Admission: April 22, 1905
Date of Discharge: August 16, 1905
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Mania
Supposed Cause: Domestic worry

Medical Certificate:
Patient is generally silent and morose and it is difficult to get an answer from him. He thinks he is a Linguist and says he speaks Latin, Greek, Italian and Spanish, but cannot be induced to give a sample of them. Communicated by Frederick James Barber, SB Attendant, R.N. Hospital, Plymouth: He states that the patient lately had religious mania, he went about the ward preaching. Shortly afterwards would use very foul language. Is normally very quiet, but has intervals of excitement, said that when he would get home he would murder his wife and then commit suicide. R.K. Kellet, Deputy Inspector General, R.N.

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:

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: Threatened

Dangerous: (Uncertain)

Clean Habit: -

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Steady

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health good. He had become mentally deranged last Christmas. In March he had acute mania, latterly he has been very quiet and depressed. He has been in the Navy for 5 years. Has had worry with a woman whom he calls his wife, she is said to have married another and to be of loose character.

Current Diagnosis: Bipolar affective disorder (F31.3)

Case Notes

1905 Apr 29 - A young man of 25 - well developed and nourished. Brown hair, clean shaven, full fat face, pasty complexion. Brown irides, a slight external squint. General organs healthy. Evidently in a much improved condition from what his certificates describe. He is now more rational and works with the Engine stokers. He admits having been very excited and having hallucinations and some delusions, brought on, so he says, by the worry of having a drunken wife. General condition at present is one rather of depression following some acute excitement. There is a strong Phthisical history in his father's family.

May 12 - Progressing steadily, works with the stokers, takes more interest in everything, health good. July 6 - Improving steadily, very useful.

Discharged recovered Aug 16th 1905.


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