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16.107 Male, Single, 15-24 yrs, Dull and backward, Anxiety neurosis, March 1947

Identifier: EUA IN1/ACU/S2/17/1/15

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"Deaf in right ear. Imagined people were behind him in dark. Denies having heard voices. Does not remember having ever been afraid of certain colours. Was in army for 7 months. Discharged because of depression. Worried about trifles ever since his sister was killed. Has no parents, but has quite a few friends. Very sensitive about his discharge from the army and feels that people regard him as a shirker and try to find out in a round about way why he was discharged. On joining the army was very much afraid of guns and shells and wanted to get away from them. Since 1941 he has also been afraid of aeroplanes. Nurse: This family had a very poor mental history, just defective. They were brought up by their granny, a feeble old thing. Patient's sister was killed in the bombing. Just a prostitute. Another sister - lazy, dirty, defective. After-care case - seen by PSW. Dull and backward, depressed, neurotic symptoms. L.E. confirms. Is having an awful time looking for lodgings. No public assistance."


  • Other: March 1947

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