Admission Details for Patient: D O'S G (893)
Gender: Male Age: 25
Marital Status: Single Religion: Church of England
Address: Dyffryn, Merionethshire
Date of Admission: March 17, 1920
Date of Death: February 26, 1922
Cause of Death:
Disease: Dementia Praecox (II. 7)
Supposed Cause: (None stated)
(a) Patient sits perfectly still with an expression of vacant apathy. Volunteers neither statement nor movement. Saliva trickles from his mouth periodically. He is deaf but can read and questions are answered, after a pause sometimes of 3 minutes, in a childish way. He eructated gas from his stomach and passed flatus while talking. Example of answering question: Q - Have you pain? A - I have only mother to look after me. The direction of his eyes never alters except when spoken to. (b) Mrs L H S, the patient's Guardian, staying with him at Preswylfa, Dyffryn: Passes urine and faeces into clothing unless taken to lavatory. Has only once volunteered a remark in 3 yrs. Has had more than one fit. On one occasion took off all his clothes and ran into a wood. Dr. J. R. Heath, Barmouth. 16th Mar 1920.
(a) Patient seems very dull and apathetic, very slow in answering questions, speech staccato and abrupt, does not read. Although deaf from infancy that condition does not seem to have any connection with his mental condition. (b) Mrs L H S, with whom he has stayed for the last 3 yrs, states that at that period his condition of mind was brighter, he could then read, write letters and could hold a conversation and walk but about 3 mths ago his walk became worse, mind duller and speech very slow, eating badly and began to show signs of dirty personal habits etc. John Pugh Jones, MRCS, LRCP, Barmouth. 16th Mar 1920.
Approximate duration of present attack: Continuous
Number of Previous Attacks: 0
Number of Previous Admissions: 0
Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0
Total Number of Admissions: 1
Relatives affected: First cousin
Physical/Mental State at Examination: Fair health and condition. The attack has been coming on gradually with adolescence.
Current Diagnosis: Schizophrenia (F20.2)