William Weir (9393)

Admission Details for Patient: W W (9393)

Gender: Male Age: 17
Marital Status: Single Religion: Presbyterian
Occupation: Asst. Joiner
Address: Trefriw, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: March 9, 1920
Date of Discharge: September 28, 1920
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: No diagnosis entered
Supposed Cause: None stated

Medical Certificate:
Delusions of fire rising out of Cowlyd Lake in the form of a warm spring in the water, that a broken umbrella stick was burnt to pieces outside the premises (Brwynog Isa) and that he expects that all this will be over in the spring etc. He showed me a piece of paper, stating the spot where he fell from in his infancy. He continually gave one bits of paper, as being a great treasure etc. All the above being, of course, quite contrary to sound actions. And that he was the sole cause of the Great War. His mother, M W, says that her son wants to crown his father as the King of England and his mother the Queen, his brother the Duke of Wellington, that an old umbrella (broken) was the cause of a great fire outside the house, that certain books must be burnt as they were the causes of diseases in the world, that he can see stones at the bottom of Cowlyd Lake, differently coloured, as blue, red, scarlet etc, the spot in question being far too deep to see any stones. Dr. A. Thompson Hill, Llanrwst. 9th March 1920.

Approximate duration of present attack: 2 weeks

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected: Cousin

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: Yes, threatened to hang himself

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit:

Food Refusal:

Sleep Habit:

Destructive Habit:



Physical/Mental State at Examination: Good health and condition. He is growing rapidly, very thin body. Does not know where he is, and talks about the sun setting fire to stones in the middle of some lake.

Current Diagnosis: Unspecified psychosis (F29)

Case Notes

1920 Mar 12 (copy) - Suffering from Mania.

His conversation is rambling and silly and he talks a lot of nonsense. He has aural hallucinations and says that he hears the sound of bells in his head which is due to nerves.

He mistakes the identity of people and states that his is now at Conway or the Marble Arch.

He was rather restless after admission but is now quieter.

18 - Now taking interest in his surroundings. Very chatty and amiable with all his fellow patients.

28 - Has become rowdy. Tears his clothes off and is very restless.

Apr 6 -16 - No change.

June -The same mentally.

His mother was here last week and demanded him back home until she saw him.

July 1 - No further change.

Aug 19 - Discharged 'relieved' .

(This was the 'on trial' date.

Final date of discharge 28th Sept 1920 - 'recovered').


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