Walter Poulson (6674)

Admission Details for Patient: Walter Poulson (6674)

Gender: Male Age: 38
Marital Status: Single Religion: Church of England
Occupation: Assistant printer
Address: Colwyn Bay (transferred from Cheadle), Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: December 12, 1905
Date of Discharge: August 19, 1907
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Delusional Insanity
Supposed Cause: (None stated)

Medical Certificate:
He said he had been smashing windows because God had commanded him to do so - he said that God often spoke to him in various voices and that he often appeared to him in various forms but that he could not attempt to describe them. Dr. Henry Wilson, The Beeches, Cheadle, Cheshire.

Approximate duration of present attack: 1 day

Number of Previous Attacks: 1

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected:

Number of Previous Attacks: 1

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: Yes

Clean Habit: -

Food Refusal: -

Sleep Habit: -

Destructive Habit: -

Disposition: Steady

Education: Good can read and write

Physical/Mental State at Examination: Health moderate. Transferred as a pauper patient from Cheadle Asylum to our Asylum, has the reputation of acting very impulsive and also for finding fault and grumbling.

Current Diagnosis: Schizophrenia (F20.0)

Case Notes

1905 Dec 19 - A middle aged man with fair brown hair and short beard. Moderate health. Brown irides. Suffering from Delusional Insanity of a religious type. Says that he has Divine commands and duties which he is compelled to carry out.

He pours forth a torrent of abuse against Cheadle Asylum from which he was transferred. Is very impulsive and probably very dangerous.

He left Colwyn Bay for Cheadle by Divine command to smash the place in order to draw attention to the scandals there. Well behaved so far and makes no complaints of this place.

Dec 20 - No change.

1906 Jan 10 - Well behaved so far. Says he likes this place, is looking well. Still has some definite delusions. Mar 8 - Well behaved and useful. Still has some delusions. June 17 - Still rather childish and not to be trusted. Works well in the wards. Aug 18 - No change.

ov 16 - Well conducted and quiet. Strange manner at times. Is clever at sketches.

1907 Mar 8 - Well conducted. Healthy and useful.

July 3 - Has gone on trial to his mother and brother at Colwyn Bay. Discharged 19th August 1907.


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