Elizabeth Roberts (6597)

Admission Details for Patient: Elizabeth Roberts (6597)

Gender: Female Age: 33
Marital Status: Married Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Labourer's wife
Address: Conway, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: June 20, 1905
Date of Discharge: July 17, 1905
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Puerperal Mania**
Supposed Cause: Confinement

Medical Certificate:
She was confined on the 8th of this month, on the 12th she commenced to show symptoms of mental derangement, refusing to take her food and biting the nurses who treid to feed her. She now refuses to say a word to me or to show her tongue, sitting up in bed and looking vacantly in front of her. Elias Roberts, her husband, states that during the last week it has required 2 persons to look after her, refusing her food, spitting it out. She slept none last night or today but is not very excited. He is very desirous for her to be in a place where she will be properly looked after. Dr. Price Morris, Old Colwyn.

Approximate duration of present attack: 14 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: No

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: Yes

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Respectable

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health good. Patient was confined on the 8th of June and 4 days afterwards began to show signs of mental disorder. Has since become worse.

Current Diagnosis: Post partum disorder (F53.3)

Additional Diagnosis: 32.2

Case Notes

1905 June 24 - A respectable looking woman of average height and build and nutrition and in fair health. No temperature.

Breasts flaccid. Dark brown hair, green grey irides, pupils normal. She is very depressed, cries constantly and troubles about her children. She has no delusions and her conduct is in every way good. Is confined to bed and eats and sleeps well.

She should quickly improve.

July 1 - Got up today, she is mending daily and will very soon be quite well. A very nice patient. 15 - She is now quite well and will very shortly go home. Discharged July 17th 1905.


Additional Notes

** the word Mania has been crossed out and Melancholia inserted.

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