Peter Jones (6596)

Admission Details for Patient: Peter Jones (6596)

Gender: Male Age: 17
Marital Status: Single Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: None
Address: Conway, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: June 19, 1905
Date of Discharge: January 2, 1907
Discharge Category: Relieved

Disease: Imbecile with epilepsy
Supposed Cause: (None stated)

Medical Certificate:
Stating that people were following him intending to murder him, getting violent when questioned and refusing to answer questions. Diana Jones, his mother, states that he attacked her with a knife and hatchet saying he would murder her and his father. Also kicking his sister and stating that soldiers were following him with intent to murder him. Dr. R. Arthur Pritchard, 5 High Street, Conway.

Approximate duration of present attack: Not stated

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected: Father's sister died here

Epileptic: Yes

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: Yes

Clean Habit: -

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Steady

Education: None

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health moderate. An epileptic imbecile from birth who has latterly become dangerous and violent at home, his aunt died in this Asylum.

Current Diagnosis: Mental disorder due to brain damage and physical disease (F06.9)

Case Notes

1905 June 26 - A fair headed youth in rather lean condition, blue irides, pupils equal and mobile.

General organs appear healthy. Mentally suffering from Imbecility with Epilepsy. He is dull and confused in converstion, simple and childish, altho at times he becomes violent and destructive. Fits not very frequent and are for the most part nocturnal. Eats well and sleeps well and at present his conduct is good. July 7 - Is becoming more under control and has not had many fits. Oct 8 - Has occasionally fits of violence and occasionally an epileptic fit.

On the whole fairly quiet.

1906 Jan to Sept - No change.

Dec - Is developing rapid Phthisis.

2nd Jan 1907 - Sent home in the last stage of Phthisis.


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