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4.12 Male, Single, 15-24 yrs, Anxiety neurosis, September 1946

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/4

Scope and Contents

"This lad was under a psychiatrist with delusions and fear of the outside world. Now said to be all right, works. Illegitimate, mother now away in England. PAO a backward kind of fellow, simple. Worked in a mill then on contract at aerodrome, steady record."

"Report from Dr: - [patient] was seen on two occasions at the out-patient department. This young man appears to have got over the worse of his illness which seems to have been a somewhat mixed affair fo hypochondriacal anxiety, adolescent doubts and phobias brought on by the shock of his rejection for the Senior Service on the grounds of physical unfitness. He had already shown signs of imperfect adjustment to environment and he is still of immature personality. The anxiety conversion signs (pulse rate increase, tremor, etc.) have largely subsided and he admits himself that he now feels a great deal better than he did even a fortnight ago. The change over from the conditions (war, with enlistment and training for service going on apace) which first set in train his symptoms, is probably already having a salutory effect."

Grandmother 4.13


  • Other: September 1946

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