Susannah Davies (6625)

Admission Details for Patient: Susannah Davies (6625)

Gender: Female Age: 33
Marital Status: Single Religion: Independent
Occupation: Farmer's daughter
Address: Bala, Merioneth

Date of Admission: August 23, 1905
Date of Discharge: March 24, 1906
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Melancholia
Supposed Cause: (None stated)

Medical Certificate:
Hallucinations, hears voices at night, and sees objects which she believes are going to harm her, believes that her former life has been such that there is no forgiveness for her. Richard Davies, her father, states that she has escaped through a small window and roamed away from the house in her stockinged feet, takes two or three to hold her when she gets the attacks which come on generally at night. Dr. Evan Williams, Tawelfan, Bala.

Approximate duration of present attack: 168 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: Possibly

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit: Yes

Food Refusal: No

Sleep Habit: Fair

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: -

Education: -

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health moderate.

Current Diagnosis: Depressive episode (F32.3)

Case Notes

1905 Aug 28 - A little over medium height, fairly nourished and apparently in fair health. Brown hair and eyes. She is very depressed and thinks something is to happen to her, that she hears the voices of the Holy Ghost or the Saints telling her she is to go to Hell for her sins etc.

She has also seen Christ. She is restless and uneasy, attempting to push thro any open door etc. Thinks it were better she were dead. Eats and sleeps fairly well.

Sept 7 - Has to be spoonfed.

Very confused and irrational.

Oct 1 - Depressed and miserable. Thinks people are talking about her.

Dec 15 - Very troublesome, pushing thro the doors and trying to escape. Strips herself and with difficulty it is kept on. Haggard and worn.

1906 Feb 1 - Has made during the past month a great change for the better in every way.

She is now in good spirits and quite rational and usefully employed in Laundry. She is however quarrelsome and touchy.

Discharged March 24th 1906.

Medications/Treatments: Spoonfed.

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