C T (9572)

Admission Details for Patient: C T (9572)

Gender: Female Age: 60
Marital Status: Married Religion: Calvinist Methodist
Occupation: Housewife
Address: Llanrwst, Carnarvonshire

Date of Admission: December 31, 1920
Date of Discharge: June 2, 1921
Discharge Category: Recovered

Disease: Melancholia
Supposed Cause: Loss of son in War/Loss of home in fire

Medical Certificate:
She is morose, stupid and will not speak. In my presence tried to break the window with her hands and again with a chair and was going to throw herself through the window. W T, husband: Told him she has sinned so much that she is beyond redemption. Also that she had poisoned her daughter and refused food as it was poisoned. Dr. Hugh Williams, Llanrwst, 30th Dec 1920.

Approximate duration of present attack: Several weeks

Number of Previous Attacks: 0

Number of Previous Admissions: 0

Number of Subsequent Admissions: 0

Total Number of Admissions: 1

Relatives affected: Father had fits of depression at times

Epileptic: No

Suicidal: Yes

Dangerous: Yes

Clean Habit:

Food Refusal:

Sleep Habit: Poor some months

Destructive Habit:

Disposition: Temperate and steady


Physical/Mental State at Examination: Very poor health and condition. Suggested cause for attack - loss of son in War and shock due to her house being burnt down - family barely escaped. A miserable and depressed woman who will not answer questions or speak. There is an old scar on the abdomen due to previous operation for gastric ulcer.

Current Diagnosis: Depressive episode (F32.3)

Case Notes

1921 Jan 5 (copy) - Suffering from Melancholia. Very depressed and miserable.

Says she has committed great sins and will not be forgiven.

At times she has been restless, constantly trying to get out of bed.

12 - Has been obstinate with her food and on one occasion showed symptoms of collapse.

Mentally more communicative but has been restless at times.

Has also had visual hallucinations.

19 - Now taking her food better and has improved in general condition.

26 - Has improved a little.

Feb 5 - Has improved considerably.

Mar 1 - Continues to improve.

Apr 28 - Discharged on trial.

June 2 - Discharged.


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