J G (9490)

Admission Details for Patient: J G (9490)

Gender: 1 Age: 65
Marital Status: m Religion: CM
Occupation: Slate quarryman
Address: Bethesda, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: August 10, 1920
Date of Discharge: November 29, 1920
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Melancholia
Supposed Cause: (Worry about work)

Medical Certificate:
(a) He is suffering from delusions, states that he is damned and without hope of forgiveness. That his punishment is awful and cannot bear it even a few hours. Also he states that he is unable to trust himself from committing violence upon himself or upon others. (b) J T, Carneddi Road, Bethesda, quarryman, informs me that he told him that he was a lost person and without hope of forgiveness as his sins were too great, that he is violent in his manner and unable to take care of himself. E G, Carneddi Road, Bethesda (housewife), informs me that his manner and conduct are totally different to what they used to be.

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:

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: No

Clean Habit:

Food Refusal:

Sleep Habit:

Destructive Habit:

Disposition: steady


Physical/Mental State at Examination: Poor health and condition with senile changes in his heart and arteries. Has suffered from giddiness for some years. First signs: Restlessness, sleeplessness. Suggested cause: Worry about work.

Current Diagnosis: Depressive episode (F32.2)

Case Notes

1920 Aug 12 - A rather feeble looking elderly man who is very depressed and has suicidal tendencies. Thinks he has committed some unpardonable sin. 13 (copy) - Suffering from Melancholia. Very depressed and apprehensive, states at times he feels that he would like to die as there is no hope of recovery.

He attributes his condition to loss of sleep.

19 - No change.

26 - Now sleeping much better but not much improvement in mental condition.

Sept 4 - Much brighter, more cheerful and less apprehensive.

11 - Has improved considerably.

20 - Improved still further.

Oct 1 - In very good condition mentally and has improved bodily.

27 - discharged on trial. Nov 29 - Taken off books.


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