Admission Details for Patient: G T (9460)
Gender: Female Age: 42
Marital Status: Single Religion: Church of England
Address: Holyhead, Anglesey
Date of Admission: June 15, 1920
Date of Discharge: August 18, 1921
Discharge Category: Unimproved
Disease: Delusional insanity
Supposed Cause: (Love)
I found her walking backwards and forwards in the street looking for her imaginary lover and refused to speak or to come into the house because she was suspicious of us being spies. She accuses the mother of her young man of employing a large number of spies to watch her.
M J, Holyhead, her landlady, states that during the three weeks she has stayed with her she is continually walking the streets - day and night - expecting to meet her lover and sometimes she sees him (or imagines) at a distance. Does not sleep and is suspicious that she locks her in and prevents her going out to speak to her lover. Sits half out of the window at night watching.
Dr. J. Lewis Owen, Holyhead, 14th June 1920.
Approximate duration of present attack: Not stated
Number of Previous Attacks: 0
Number of Previous Admissions: 0
Number of Subsequent Admissions: 1
Total Number of Admissions: 2
Physical/Mental State at Examination: Good health and condition.
Current Diagnosis: Delusional disorder (F22)
1920 June 17 (copy) - Suffering from Delusional Insanity. She says that she has been spied upon and is the victim of a conspiracy on the part of people at Holyhead.
She is constantly talking about a Mr Pearce whom she says is fond of (her), that she must find him and that she cannot rest until she does so. She is unable however to give any definite information about him and states at various times that he is in Holyhead or in Ireland or has just sailed for India.
She is rather emotional, does not properly realise her position and resents very much being brought here. She is restless at times, getting out of bed with the apparent intention of looking for Mr Pearce. 24 -The same.
July 1 - Succeeded in climbing over the gate of the Airing Court but was caught before leaving the premises. Still deluded and restless.
States that she has heard Mr Pearce's voice somewhere in the building.
10 - Deluded as ever.
17 - Unchanged.
Sept 18 - Now in the Private Ward.
She would escape if she got the chance.
1921 Jan 2 - Has numerous delusions which change in character from time to time. Lately she has accused the nurses of ill treating her.
Apr 10 - Does not improve at all.
May 17 (copy) - Suffering from Delusional Insanity.
Whenever she sees a stranger she states it is someone she knows and gives them a name. She is always trying to escape and states she would rather go to the police and do her penance. She is restless and cannot apply herself to anything useful. She also has a delusion that a certain gentleman is in love with her.
July 4 - Mentally worse and at times very troublesome. May 18 - Transferred to City of London Mental Hospital, Dartford, Kent. (she was transferred back from Dartford in March 1933 and died in care at Denbigh in September of the same year).
Two letters attached to the case sheet:
My dear Mr Pearce,
I am longing to see you, please do come to pay me a visit to talk for a short while like friends that are real and true do after a long separation, as I am writing this I feel as if my heart is close to yours at rest from sorrow.
I am very sad and lonely here, come to me.
I must thank you for having given Mr Clay the money for my expenses the day I lunched at Llan.... and then came on here. You are the precious treasure of my heart the hope of my life the soothing influence on my heart, remember me, come do come.
Your appreciative friend, G T.
My dear Mr Pearce,
I am longing to see you come to me just for a few minutes.
I am real and true to you but very unfortunate.
If you can come in the (illegible) it would be nicer. I am always either in the garden or in the lounge of the Asylum.
They generally insist on my going to bed at seven.
My thoughts are always with you although I have not been able to be with you for a long, my heart is aching, time to -
I am longing to look at you from very close like loving ones do, don't forget me today.
With love from a heart that only lives for you and that will never forget you.
The patient was transferred back from Dartford Asylum on 27th March 1933 and died in the Denbigh Asylum on 29th Sept 1933. No further details.