Kenina MacKenzie (9371)

Admission Details for Patient: K McK (9371)

Gender: Female Age: 32
Marital Status: Single Religion: Presbyterian
Occupation: Domestic waitress
Address: Baenau Festiniog, Merionethshire

Date of Admission: January 29, 1920
Date of Discharge: September 20, 1924
Discharge Category: Relieved

Disease: Melancholia
Supposed Cause: Air raids during the war

Medical Certificate:
She is in poor health. M E, (sister), says that she gets up at night, saying she wishes to save a ship and fretting very much. She was unable to save any of the boys. Dr Griffith John Roberts, Festiniog, 29th Jan 1920.

Approximate duration of present attack: Since Oct 1919

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: She has tried to throw herself through window


Clean Habit:

Food Refusal:

Sleep Habit: Poor

Destructive Habit:

Disposition: Temperate and steady


Physical/Mental State at Examination: Poor health and condition. Born at Brae, Inversdale, Ross. In service in London. Suggested cause for present attack - the air raids on London during the War.

Current Diagnosis: Epilepsy

Case Notes

1920 Feb 3 (copy) - Suffering from Mental Depression. She is apprehensive and very slow in conversation and hesitates a great deal before she answers.

She states that she saw a ship going down in the sea and was distressed that she was unable to save it. She states that she saw a ship when she was living at an inland town. She is inclined to refuse conversation and stares at certain parts of the room as if in great fear.

15 - Still very apprehensive and restless, constantly wanting to get out of bed. Answers questions more readily.

Better health. 22 - isq.

Mar 10 - Mental condition has improved and she is now up.

Apr 1 - No further change. May 1 - Her progress is very slow.

Aug 2 - Does not improve much mentally.

5 - Patient had an epileptic seizure during the night.

Sept 1 - She has been excited on one or two occasions and has struck other patients.

Dec 28 (copy) - Suffering from Epileptic Insanity.

She has had one heavy seizure since admission. States that she has had a few fits as a child but she was not classified as an epileptic on her admission here.

Rather simple and childish in her manner, very slow at answering questions and indifferent to her surroundings.

At times sudden attacks of impulsiveness.

1921 Mar 28 - Suffering from Pneumonia.

She has also been losing weight lately and is probably Tubercular.

May 1 - Unchanged mentally.

Suffering from TB.

July 1 - Now in much better health and able to be up.

Unchanged mentally.

Oct 5 - No change.

1922 Jan 3 (copy) - Suffering from Epileptic Insanitywith two seizures since admission.

Can give no rational account of herself and is quite unable to realise her position.

Apr 5 -No change.

July 3 - She has been employed in the laundry but had to be removed for suddenly attacking one of the laundry maids.

Oct 1 - No further epileptic seizures but is very stupid and dull.

1923 Jan to October - No change.

1924 Jan 2 (copy) - Suffering from Dementia.

Quite unable to enter into any conversation but walks about talking and laughing to herself and pays no attention to anyone who speaks to her. Noisy at times and has become dirty in her habits.

Apr 8 - isq. Sept 20 - Transferred to West Park Mental Hospital.


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