G D (9566)

Admission Details for Patient: G D (9566)

Gender: Female Age: 45
Marital Status: Single Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Housekeeping
Address: Groeslon, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: December 14, 1920
Date of Death: February 26, 1944
Cause of Death:

Disease: II.8.a (Mania)
Supposed Cause: Heredity

Medical Certificate:
Patient is very violent and threatens to injure persons visiting house. Expression is wild and speech rapid and incoherent. Patient made a violent attack on her aunt M R. She does not sleep and keeps disturbing everybody in the house and immediate neighbourhood. This information was given by the said M R. George Williams, Rhostryfan, 13th Dec 1920.

Approximate duration of present attack: Not stated

Number of Previous Attacks: 999

Number of Previous Admissions: 1

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 2

Relatives affected: Mother E D died at Denbigh

Number of Previous Attacks: 999

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: No

Dangerous: Yes, rough at times

Clean Habit:

Food Refusal:

Sleep Habit:

Destructive Habit:



Physical/Mental State at Examination:

Current Diagnosis: Schizophrenia (F20.6)

Case Notes

No case notes but it is noted on the Reception Order that the patient was "not as others are since the age of 14" .

Replying to a letter from Carnarvon Union, 11th May 1925, the hospital writes: "She is suffering from mania and her mental condition is very unstable. At present she is fairly well mentally and no doubt an outsider would not see anything wrong in her. These periods of improvement however have not lasted for any length of time and she has invariably relapsed so far.

Her discharge is not recommended at present".

There was a failed trial to her aunt in 1924.


Additional Notes

Previous admission:

3rd February 1905 (No. 6498) with sub acute Mania.

The Medical Certificate reads:

Patient's appearance is wild, incessantly talking in an incoherent manner.

Miss M M R, her aunt, states that when food is taken to her she throws it about the room and breaks the crockery, she also struck her grandfather with a book on the head, and she is incessantly talking night and day incoherently, more especially about the religious revival.

Discharged relieved on 2nd February 1907.

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