Mary Peters (6571)

Admission Details for Patient: Mary Peters (6571)

Gender: Female Age: 29
Marital Status: Single Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Housekeeper
Address: LLanbedrgoch, Anglesey

Date of Admission: May 5, 1905
Date of Death: December 13, 1907
Cause of Death: Phthisis Pulmonalis/Exhaustion certified COD.

Disease: Melancholia
Supposed Cause: Not known

Medical Certificate:
Complains of noises in her head and whispering in her ears for her to do away with herself, also that bears are going to eat her and tear her flesh off her bones. By her mother, Ellen Peters: That she had threatened to run away and drown herself. Also if she could not do that to kill herself by some other means, and has been very violent sometimes and requiring continual watching. Dr. Evan Willliams, Llangefni.

Approximate duration of present attack: 112 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 and attempted

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit: -

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: -

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health good.

Current Diagnosis: Depressive episode (F32.3)

Case Notes

1905 May - A girl of medium height with very dark brown hair and blue eyes, pupils equal. Sallow unhealthy looking complexion. Fairly nourished and apparently healthy. She is suffering from melancholia and is very depressed for she imagines she has committed unpardonable sins and that she is to be punished for the same by being given to lions to devour and fire to burn.

She has also hypnotised everyone and is the cause of disaster and trouble to everyone. She does not know where she is and says she has been here a fortnight. Sleeps and eats badly.

(The dates of subsequent notes are obscured by the Death Certificate)

- Brighter and has gone to work in Sewing Room.

- Improving and sews regularly. - Has relapsed and has for some weeks been very excited and troublesome. Noisy and foul mouthed and incoherent.

- Has fallen off in health and appearance.

- Incoherent. Noisy. Generally troublesome.

- Incurable.

- Patient is suffering from Phthisis and is failing rapidly, a thing not regrettable considering she is incurable and very troublesome.

Dirty and destructive. Died Dec 13th 1907.


Additional Notes

This woman's sister, JO, was admitted to the asylum on 15th November1926 with a diagnosis of Dementia and died there from Enteritis on 23rd January 1938.

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