R J (9543)

Admission Details for Patient: R J (9543)

Gender: Male Age: 43
Marital Status: Married Religion: Baptist
Occupation: Labourer at electricity works
Address: Llandudno, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: November 14, 1920
Date of Discharge: March 18, 1938
Discharge Category: Unimproved

Disease: (Nothing entered)
Supposed Cause: Unknown

Medical Certificate:
His general appearance and expression. He would not answer questions or speak at all and looked before him with a fixed gaze at nothing in particular. His wife R J of the same address, informs me that he has refused his food and will not talk for hours together and that he has said that some of his fellow workmen have persecuted him. R. W. Richards, Llandudno, 14tth Nov 1920.

Approximate duration of present attack: 2onths

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:



Physical/Mental State at Examination:

Current Diagnosis: Unspecified psychosis (F29)

Case Notes

No case notes, information taken from Certificate.


Additional Notes

The patient was discharged relieved on 20th Jan 1921 to the care of his wife. However the trial at home was not entirely successful and a letter to the Medical Superintendent from the Conway Relieving Officer, dated 21st Feb 1921, reads:

"The man's conduct since he has been at home has not been altogether quite satisfactory, nor has it been bad enough for him to be sent back, and since last Thursday has shown signs of improvement, that I desire to ask that his period of trial may be extended for a week or two."

Despite the extension he was returned to the asylum on 5th March and remained there until March 1938 when he was discharged unimproved to the workhouse.

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