Jane Roberts (6624)

Admission Details for Patient: Jane Roberts (6624)

Name Mismatch: 6624 , 2494

Gender: Female Age: 34
Marital Status: Single Religion: Wesleyan Methodist
Occupation: Charwoman
Address: Bangor, Carnarvon

Date of Admission: August 22, 1905
Date of Discharge: August 18, 1908
Discharge Category: Relieved

Disease: Subacute Mania
Supposed Cause: Domestic affliction (death of father)

Medical Certificate:
She is suffering from delusion she has seen and conversed with her brother and father today, who are dead; she is in a restless and excited state and incoherent in her conversation, passing from one thing to another, she is threatening in her manner and at times quite unmanageable. Thomas Roberts, Quarryman, informs me that she is quite unmanageable and that he has to send for the police to keep her under control. She refused to take a draught from him throwing it to his face, she also smashed some crockery and ornaments. Mary Jones, Head nurse, informs me that she gets fits of violent excitement and that she threatened to kill her and suddenly got hold of a chair and tried to do so. Also she tried to get to the bedroom window in order to go through, she states that she is quite uncontrollable and dangerous. Dr. R. S. Pritchard, 6 Ogwen Terrace, Bethesda.

Approximate duration of present attack: 5 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: N

Clean Habit: -

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: -

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health moderate. Patient kept house for her father who died about a fortnight ago - she had helped to support him by charring. Five days ago she suddenly showed symptoms of mental disorder and became rapidly worse.

Current Diagnosis: Unspecified nonorganic psychosis (F29)

Case Notes

1905 Aug 25 - Patient is a person of average height and build and in fair health. She is very rambling and incoherent and can give no intelligible account of herself. She is very restless and unruly and requires constant attention. Eats and sleeps fairly well.

Sept 4 - quieter and more rational. Have moved her to Sewing Room where is disposed to be useful.

Oct 1 - Has relapsed and has become very excited and troublesome again. Noisy and sleepless.

Dec 3 - Violent and strips herself naked very often. Tears her clothing.

1906 Feb 1 - Not so excited, still incoherent, useless, untidy.

June 15 - Very noisy and excited and abusive.

Sept 18 - A little quieter and less troublesome but lazy and cannot be got to work tho strong and capable. Cleanly. May do well get.

1907 Feb 2 - A lazy abusive violent-tempered patient. Incoherent and deluded and has probably auditory hallucinations.

June 3 - No improvement.

1908 Jan 8 - Very much better than she was and no trouble now.

Works well and is anxious to get away. Aug 18 - Has left for the Bangor Workhouse as she has no other place to go.

Discharged "Relieved" August 18th 1908.


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