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32.101 Female, Single, 45-54 yrs, High grade mental defective, Hysteria, December 1946

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/31

Scope and Contents

"Patient is an illegitimate child. Mother died when she was 14 years, was easy-going, dropsy. "This patient was in the CR for 2 1/2 years. The notes in her casebook describe her as feeble-minded and apparently suffering from a similar ataxia to the present one. In addition, at that time she passed through a psychotic phase when she was resistive and refused her food. Since then she has been living as a boarded out patient doing simple housework. She is facile, euphoric and lacking insight. In my opinion the condition is a hysterical one in a high-grade defective. Treatment of any kind is unlikely to be effective and she requires custodian care.""


  • Other: December 1946

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