R P (9420)

Admission Details for Patient: R C P (9420)

Gender: Female Age: 34
Marital Status: Single Religion: Congregationalist
Occupation: Domestic servant
Address: Conway Workhouse, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: April 16, 1920
Date of Discharge: August 24, 1920
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Mania
Supposed Cause:

Medical Certificate:
She imagines that she hears voices calling for her. She states that she wants to be at the bottom of the sea. She gets quite incoherent in conversation at times and then will not answer questions. Deputy Chief Constable George Thomas Guest of the Police Station, Conway, states that she was found wandering at large at 3.15 am at Llandudno and she said that some one was calling to her. She also said that she wanted to have a bath and clean clothes then. Supt. Nurse Margaret Jones of The Union Infirmary Conway states that she was very violent last night and wanted to get out through the window. Dr. J. R. Williams, Conway, 16th Apr 1920.

Approximate duration of present attack: 3 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: No


Clean Habit:

Food Refusal:

Sleep Habit:

Destructive Habit:



Physical/Mental State at Examination: Fair health and condition but suffers from deafness. Restless and talkative, puts on very superior airs and does not realise her position. Conversation becomes rambling after a time.

Current Diagnosis: Acute transient psychosis (F23.9)

Case Notes

1920 Apr 20 - Suffering from Mania.

Excited and talkative, rather exalted ideas about herself.

States that she has heard voices calling to her.

She states there is nothing the matter with her but a little nervous breakdown.

28 - Improved a little and now working in the Laundry.

May 5 - Improving slowly. 12 - The same. 20 - Continues to improve. Usefully employed.

June 21 - No further change. Well conducted. Aug 24 - Discharged recovered.


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