M E (9504)

Admission Details for Patient: M E E (9504)

Gender: Female Age: 48
Marital Status: Married Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: None recorded
Address: Dolgelley, Merionethshire

Date of Admission: September 6, 1920
Date of Discharge: July 24, 1922
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Melancholia
Supposed Cause: Family trouble

Medical Certificate:
This woman has been very strange in her manners for some time and talks at times very incoherently. In my opinion she is dangerous to herself and to others. Frank Elijah Revitt, Oswestry, Inspector NSPCC, states he considers her quite irresponsible and quite unfit to have care of children. In his opinion she is dangerous to others. Dr. John Jones, LRCPE, Dolgelley, 6th Sept 1920.

Approximate duration of present attack: Weeks

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected: Mother

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: Yes

Dangerous: Yes

Clean Habit:

Food Refusal:

Sleep Habit:

Destructive Habit:



Physical/Mental State at Examination: Poor health and condition. Depressed and apprehensive. States that she is worried about her children and financial affairs.

Current Diagnosis: Depressive episode (F32.3)

Case Notes

1920 Sept 9 (copy) - Suffering from Mental Depression. Apprehensive, chiefly about her children.

She is very dazed and vacant and becomes rambling in her conversation after a time. Refers at times to financial troubles and the difficulties of making ends meet. When asked whether her parents were alive she said she did not know.

19 - No mental change.

27 - Still depressed and self absorbed.

Oct 4 - The same.

31 - Suffering from Colitis.

Mentally she has improved.

Nov 15 - Continues to improve. Able to employ herself in the Ward. Quite recovered from the Colitis.

1921 Jan 2 - Still depressed and indifferent.

Apr 2 - Dull and stupid but able to employ herself.

July 1 - No further change.

Aug 10 (copy) - Suffering from Mental Depression. She frequently refers to troubles she has had about money and also family troubles.

After a time her conversation becomes wandering and irrational and she has rather exalted ideas of her own position.

Well conducted but refuses to take up any useful work.

1922 Jan 5 - Still depressed and indifferent.

Feb 15 - Has improved during the last month and is employing herself. June 24 - Discharged on trial.


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