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5.47 Female, Married, 35-44 yrs, Obsessional state, May 1946

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/5

Scope and Contents

This woman was ad. to C.R. from the Clinic as a private patient. DIAGNOSIS: Involutional Depression? First trouble with nerves 12 years ago, more depressed and anxious last 3 years, sleepwalking last 5 years, obsessional phobias lately - esp. about harming her little girl.

Admitted to C.R.I. Discharged. DIAGNOSIS: Reactive Depression in Psychoneurotic peronality. Illness has been going on for several years. Pt. is afraid of something happening to herself or the children. Worries a lot; gets depresssed at times, sleep is all right. Pt. imagines she sees things in the room at night, eating has been good till lately. No loss of weight. 3 days before admission patient becomes worse; called for her husband, said she was feeling queer towards the little girl; can't stand her near for long; doesn't know what she is afraid of. Has been in bed. Gets a "sinking feeling" in stomach. Has had a pain in her back for several months. For the past four or five years has been afraid of going on a bus.


  • Other: May 1946

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