Admission Details for Patient: J P D (9494)
Gender: Male Age: 28
Marital Status: Single Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Marine engineer (former soldier)
Address: Aberdovey, Merionethshire
Date of Admission: August 15, 1920
Date of Discharge: August 12, 1922
Discharge Category: Relieved
Disease: Mania (II.8.c)
Supposed Cause: War stress
(a) He is behaving wildly, shouting and swearing. He behaved violently to me and pushed me out of the house. He is continually talking and shouting incoherently.
(b) W D, his father, informs me that the above J P D threatened to kill him.
Dr. Francis Seymour Jackson, Aberdovey, 14th Aug 1920.
Approximate duration of present attack: Few hours
Number of Previous Attacks: 1
Number of Previous Admissions: 0
Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0
Total Number of Admissions: 1
Number of Previous Attacks: 1
Dangerous: Yes, shows violence
Physical/Mental State at Examination: Good health and condition. Dazed and confused on returning from France. He was at Claybury Mental Hospital, Woodford Bridge, Essex from April 8 to July 29 1920.
Current Diagnosis: Unspecified psychosis (F29)
1920 Aug 17 - Very excited and refused food.
Has struck out at the attendants.
Good health and condition.
19 (copy) He is suffering from Mania. When admitted he was excited, resistive and threatening. He has considerable loss of control and has refused food. Does not realise his position and treats everything very lightly.
25 - Has improved considerably.
Has regained control of himself and now takes his food.
Sept 1 - Very noisy etc and has again lost control.
Oct 1 - At present rather well behaved and has improved slightly mentally.
Nov 10 - He stands alone in a fixed attitude all day, while in the court he generally rests hanging on to one of the railing posts. Very reclusive.
Dec 6 - Has shown great improvement lately. Well behaved and courteous.
20 - Remains improved.
1921 Jan 11 - Was before the medical staff today to be interviewed re fitness for discharge. Was very reasonable, plausible and polite, and asked for something to occupy himself with, when it was suggested it would be advisable for him to stay till next month.
13 - Was told that it could be arranged for him to work in the Engineering shop here since he so wished, whereupon he asked what scale of wages had been drawn up etc.
On being told there would be none he indulged in a noisy outburst of declamation against his 'detention' here, shouting at the top of his voice and turning to his fellow patients for approval.
31 - He had an impulsive quarrel with the charge attendant in No 2 tonight.
But very soon calm and normal again. Apr - Still unfit for discharge. Variable in his condition.
July - Still variable.
July 14 (copy) - He is suffering from Mania.
His mental condition is very variable.
He still has outbursts when he shouts at the top of his voice.
Impulsive and threatening at times.
Oct - No further change.
1922 Jan - Continues to be very silly and childish. Excited at times.
Mar - Discharged on three month's trial to a home in London.
July - Still on trial.
July 18 (copy) - This patient was sent out on trial to an Ex Service Welfare Society at Chartfield, Putney Hill, London SW15 on 27th March 1922.
His trial will extend until the last day in July.
Taken off books Aug 12 1922.