A H (9472)

Admission Details for Patient: A H (9472)

Gender: Female Age: 75
Marital Status: Widowed Religion: Baptist
Occupation: House duties
Address: Llanllyfni, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: July 5, 1920
Date of Discharge: November 3, 1920
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Senile insanity
Supposed Cause: Senility

Medical Certificate:
She says that the house is full of murderers. Refused to take any food or drink for the last 24 hours. Very violent and noisy. She broke three panes of glass of the bedroom windows. Catherine Hughes, states that she was called by the patient into the house and on her entering the house she threatened her with a stick. That she was calling after people, asking them what she was to eat and wanted to go out in her night dress. Dr. Robert Owen, Penygroes, 4th July 1920.

Approximate duration of present attack: 1 week

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: Doubtful

Dangerous: Yes, violent at times

Clean Habit:

Food Refusal:

Sleep Habit:

Destructive Habit:



Physical/Mental State at Examination: Moderate health and condition. Suffering from Senile Insanity. Restless and talkative. Memory defective and disorientation marked. Fair health considering her age but has extensive bruising on both arms.

Current Diagnosis: Unspecified organic disorder (F09)

Case Notes

1920 July 8 (copy) - Suffering from Senile Insanity.

In conversation she is very confused and cannot give any rational account of herself. Her memory is defective and she mistakes the identity of persons and places.

Since admission she has a tendency to refuse her food and is very restless at night.

15 - Restless, noisy at nights, obstinate with her food.

22 - Quieter.

Aug 5 - Becoming better.

Sept 1 - Very much improved. Nov 3 - Discharged recovered.


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