Mary Griffiths (6589)

Admission Details for Patient: Mary Griffiths (6589)

Gender: Female Age: 58
Marital Status: Widowed Religion: Wesleyan Methodist
Occupation: None
Address: Gyffin, Conway, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: June 11, 1905
Date of Death: September 14, 1914
Cause of Death: Acute Pericarditis

Disease: Mania
Supposed Cause: Previous attack

Medical Certificate:
She states that her husband who was dead at the time told her to cut all the flowers in the garden, yesterday the day of the funeral, also she states that people say she is a ventriloquist. Mrs. Eliz. Jones, Bryn Llewelyn Woodlands, Conway, states that she says her husband was chopped up in a machine, cutting his legs right off and that they had been taken away by some unknown man. Dr. J. Richard Williams, 2 High Street, Conway.

Approximate duration of present attack: 14 days

Number of Previous Attacks: 1

Number of Previous Admissions: 1

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 2

Relatives affected:

Number of Previous Attacks: 1

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Well conducted

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health moderate.

Current Diagnosis: Schizophrenia (F20.0)

Case Notes

1905 June 16 - Patient is quiet and perfectly manageable, tells me in a rambling manner that she is subject to persecution at the hands of her neighbours who are leagued against her and whom she hears talking about her thro the walls of their houses at night. Hitherto she has been quiet, sleeping well and giving no trouble in any way. She has a mitral systolic but cardiac action is quite regular. 25 - Quiet and well behaved but indisposed to do anything, rambling and deluded. July 15 - Quiet and manageable. Confused in mind and wanting tin application. Oct 1 - isq.

Dec 1 - No change. 1906 Feb 1 - Fell and sprained her ankle recently, otherwise nothing to record. June 15 - Rambling and mixed. Deluded. Useless. Unfit to leave. Sept 1 - Inoffensive and would do elsewhere had she friends.

1907 Feb to 1909 Dec - Notes indicate little change. 1910 June - Manageable and ought to do in the Workhouse.

1911 June - Is becoming blind and this is not due to Cataract. Rambling and foolish. 1912 May (copy report) - She is suffering from Senile Mania. She is garrulous and excitable, rambles incoherently about pain in her eyes and other subjective symptoms. She is very nearly blind and is unable to take any active interest in her surroundings. Fair health and condition. 1913 June - Quite blind. Quiet and well behaved.

Sept, Dec - Poor health.

Became increasingly feeble and died Sept 14th 1914.


Additional Notes

Previous admission:

2nd February 1900 as a Private Patient (No. 626) with Mania. The Medical Certificate reads: I. Hallucinations and delusions. That she is constantly being watched by her neighbours, that the house is connected by electric wires to all the houses in the town, and that every word spoken is heard all over the town. That her tormentors follow her to every room in the house. II. Mr John Griffith, joiner, Bangor Road, Conway, states that she locked her husband out twice under the delusion that he communicated with and believed what her tormentors say about her.

Discharged relieved on 20th August 1900.

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