S J (9483)

Admission Details for Patient: S J (9483)

Gender: Female Age: 53
Marital Status: Married Religion: Church of England
Occupation: None
Address: Holyhead, Anglesey

Date of Admission: July 28, 1920
Date of Discharge: June 16, 1921
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Melancholia
Supposed Cause: Previous

Medical Certificate:
Excitement. Stating that nothing could do her any good. Stating that the Germans had been about. Mr D R J, husband, states that she molests him; because he sent her to reside with Germans. Mr J C, neighbour, states that she alleges that the Germans are after her and that she is accused of stealing. Dr. S. Wynne Roberts, Holyhead, 28th July 1920.

Approximate duration of present attack: 2 months

Number of Previous Attacks: 2

Number of Previous Admissions: 1

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 2

Relatives affected:

Number of Previous Attacks: 2

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: Yes

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit:

Food Refusal:

Sleep Habit:

Destructive Habit:



Physical/Mental State at Examination: Moderate health and condition. Depressed and apprehensive on admission. Has delusions of persecution. Patient was discharged relieved from here last March.

Current Diagnosis: Delusional disorder (F22)

Case Notes

1920 July 31 (copy) - Suffering from Melancholia with great restlessness.

She has delusions that German people are persecuting her and also that some Manchester people are accusing her of theft and states she cannot get these feelings out of her mind.

Aug 8 - Has been more cheerful and not so restless.

16 - Delusions very evident.

23 - No further change.

Sept 18 - Now much more cheerful and self controlled but the delusions are still present although she denies them.

1921 Jan 2 - She has not improved. Feb 5 - Condition has markedly improved during the last month. The delusions seem to have disappeared and she is much more cheerful.

Her health has also improved. Mar 5 - Continues to improve.

21 - Discharged on trial. June 14 - Finally discharged.


Additional Notes

Previous admission:

29th May 1919 (No. 882) admitted under an Urgency Order with Melancholia, cause unknown.

The Medical Certificate reads: She has delusions, states that people have accused her of stealing their jewellery and that the Police are going to arrest her.

L M J, neighbour, retired Chemist, states: Suffers from a delusion that she has been convicted of theft and expects hourly the police to come for her, threatens to drown herself, and also states she intends to kill her husband and son. She is dangerous to other inmates in the house and threatens to commit suicide.


D. R Jones, Pensioned Chief Engineer.

On 23rd March 1920, patient was discharged relieved to the care of her husband at his request.

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