William Jones (6591)

Admission Details for Patient: William Jones (6591)

Gender: Male Age: 19
Marital Status: Single Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Grocer's assistant
Address: Portmadoc, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: June 13, 1905
Date of Discharge: August 21, 1905
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Acute Mania
Supposed Cause: Religious Revival and too much reading

Medical Certificate:
In an excited state, talking religious matters in a very disconnected way, stating that he sees visions such as doves, heavenly choirs, the devil etc. That he hears singing and voices calling out to him. Catherine Jones, his mother, that on Thursday last, he came home in an excited state, demanding unceccesary attention and repeating the fact he was not born again. Dr. William Jones Morris, Isycoed, Portmadoc

Approximate duration of present attack: 4 days

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected: Father a patient here 20 years ago

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: Yes

Sleep Habit: Poor

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Always steady

Education: Fair can read and write

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health moderate. This man's father was a patient here about 20 years ago. This patient has latterly been a great reader of Shakespeare and of Religious Works and took part in a Religious Revival meeting. This is said to be the exciting cause of his attack. Always sober and industrious.

Current Diagnosis: Acute transient psychosis (F23)

Case Notes

1905 June 20 - A young man with a long oval face, dark hair, brown irides. In but moderate condition.

General organs healthy. Mentally suffering from Acute Mania with complete loss of control. Rambling and incoherent conversation, great restlessness and a dry brown tongue.

Quite unable to fix his attention upon anything or to understand any question. June 26 - Is now rather better and is beginning to answer questions more rationally and to look better.

July 7 - Much better in every way.

Makes himself useful. Discharged (cured) Aug 21st 1905.


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