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16.282 Male, Married, 45-54 yrs, Anxiety neurosis, July 1947

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/15

Scope and Contents

"Farm foreman. Siblings: Six, three of whom are dead. Elder sister - married, no children, excitable at times. Younger brother has always been at home because of lifelong asthma, his son also has asthma. Paternal uncle was a chronic alcoholic. Marriage: Very happy, two sons, elder works with his father, he is a normal, healthy young man. The younger is a low-grade mantal defective, can't feed himself etc. For past two months patient has been troubled with stomach pains after eating, nausea but not vomiting, appetite poor with loss of weight, sleep has been poor. Patient "imagines he is ill" and has worried about his health for the past two months. At times is depressed, at others appears to be brighter, feels more depressed in the morning. Last week during a bad spell patient confessed to wife that there was another woman in his life - did not say for how long. Very pertinent and emotional. Wife did not make a scene but forgave him then and there. Patient has been a bit brighter since then, but still has not normal interest in his work, stomach symptoms still here but rather better. Condemned house. 3 rooms."


  • Other: July 1947

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