One Woman's Day
April 26, 1967. Admission Note. Voluntary.
At interview patient appears emotionally and mentally disturbed. She acknowledges the introduction, lets it be known that she is aware of date, place, and time, and indicates that she wants help in proving something. For the rest of the interview she goes on, in an exotically, affected kind of ecstasy relative to some religion or religion-like experience she seems to be having, the content of which she did not reveal except to say that she felt there was some kind of mission she had to perform. She then mentioned that she believed her husband was in terrible condition and led the examiner to conclude that she felt some kind of unrealistic obligation toward her husband.
Only minimal information of a personal nature obtained. She has not previously been hospitalized. She is 34 years of age, married, mother of children, a housewife.
Intellectual functions could not well be assessed. She was intact as far as identification, orientation … seemed sorely perplexed on a matter of religious nature with difficulty integrating some religious sight or experience, this is to the extent of clouding consciousness … Spoke of communication with God and … hallucination in the auditory sphere.
Impression: Acute schizophrenic reaction, undifferentiated versus hysteric fugue state.