John Hughes (6606)

Admission Details for Patient: John Henry Hughes (6606)

Gender: Male Age: 28
Marital Status: Single Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: None (Labourer)
Address: Pentraeth, Anglesey

Date of Admission: July 10, 1905
Date of Death: December 1, 1905
Cause of Death: Colitis certified COD.

Disease: Melancholia
Supposed Cause: Not known

Medical Certificate:
Incoherent in his speech, suspicious of his neighbours and thinks he will be charged of murder and no ground for such. Threatens suicide. Avoids his neighbours and so there are no facts communicted by others Evans Jones, Cae Gors, Pentraeth, says he showed animosity towards his father without cause. Dr. R. M. Williams, Llys Meirion, Menai Bridge.

Approximate duration of present attack: 10 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: Yes

Clean Habit: -

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Steady but miserly

Education: Poor

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Very thin. Lost his mother a short time ago and since then the patient and his father have been very peculiar, both have been starving themselves, although they own their own small farm.

Current Diagnosis: Recurrent depressive disorder (F33.3)

Case Notes

1905 July 17 - A big untidy looking man, in very poorly nourished condition. Medium hair and complexion. General organs healthy. Mentally suffering from Melancholia. He is very quiet and depressed, disinclined to speak, seems to suffer from apprehensive depression, always fearing that something bad is going to happen to him. Lost all interest in life.

Has some visceral delusions.

(Dates of subsequent notes are obscured by the Death Certificate).

- Eats well and sleeps moderately.

- No mental change but his bodily condition is improving.

- Keeping very depressed, silent and miserable. - Taken ill with Colitis, a very bad case, does not respond to saline aperients.

1905 Dec 1 - Died today from Colitis.

Medications/Treatments: Saline aperients.

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