W O (9514)

Admission Details for Patient: W O (9514)

Gender: Male Age: 37
Marital Status: Married Religion: Roman Catholic
Occupation: General labourer (former soldier)
Address: Beaumaris, Anglesey

Date of Admission: September 21, 1920
Date of Discharge: November 30, 1920
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: (Delusional insanity)
Supposed Cause: (None stated)

Medical Certificate:
He refuses to take his food. He is fretful. He believes his wife poisons his food. He expressed a desire of going into the water. He turns on his nearest relatives and will not admit them into his house. He makes false accusations against his wife. 'He has been wandering out at night' - statement by his wife (Mrs. H O). Father Higgins of Beaumaris has communicated the fact to me that on several occasions he has seen him quite uncontrollable. Dr. Joseph W. Morris, Beaumaris, 21st Sept 1920.

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: Yes

Dangerous: Yes

Clean Habit:

Food Refusal:

Sleep Habit:

Destructive Habit:



Physical/Mental State at Examination: Good health and condition. A strong dark man with a long moustache. He is very rational. States that he has been a bit suspicious of his wife. He also suffers from a burning pain in the back.

Current Diagnosis: Acute transient psychosis (F23.9)

Case Notes

1920 Sept 25 (copy) - Suffering from Delusional Insanity.

Has delusions of suspicion against his wife.

He has also delusions about his bodily health.

He states that at times a part of his body gets so hot that he feels like boiling and in this way he accounts for the fact that when at home he took all his clothing off and went out without anything on.

He denies that he has ever refused his food or that he had suspicions that they were trying to poison him.

Apart from these delusions the man gives a very clear account of himself.

Oct 1 - Still has delusions about his bodily ailments but on the whole improving.

8 - Has improved since admission. He is suffering from haemorrhoids which are a little troublesome.

15 - Much better mentally. Well behaved.

27 - Discharged on trial.


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