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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Insanity

Insanity, craziness, or madness is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Insanity may manifest as violations of societal norms, including a person ... Insanity is no longer considered a medical diagnosis but is a legal term in the United States, stemming from its original use in ...

www.psychologytoday.com/blog/in-therapy/200907/the-definition-insanity-is

Jul 27, 2009 ... Insanity. n. mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot ... brain injury, anxiety and OCD can cause people to perseverate.

www.quora.com/What-makes-someone-clinically-insane

No self-respecting psychologist or psychiatrist I know ever uses that term. Or " crazy." or "nuts." There are mental illnesses that come and go, ...

www.hg.org/article.asp?id=40282

The definition of legally insane is a legal determination, not a psychological one. ... receive sentencing if he or she had the free will to commit the crime and the intent to cause harm. Standard Used to Determine If a Person Is Legally Insane

legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Legally+insane

If a complaint is made to law enforcement, to the district attorney, or to medical personnel that a person is evidencing psychotic behavior, he/she may be ...

www.apa.org/monitor/nov02/gomad.aspx

The real cause of 'mad' behavior is often overlooked by patients and therapists. ... Just about any ordinary person can slip into madness, believes APA President ... then you end up in a confrontation and people think, 'Gee, this guy is really crazy. ... disturbances have been explained by medical problems and thus "cured"?

answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080503110233AAXpa89

How can a person be clinically insane but still be considered legally ... insanity makes it impossible for him to know the difference between right ...

cogsci.stackexchange.com/questions/158/what-is-the-definition-of-sanity-how-can-i-prove-someone-either-sane-or-insane

Jan 24, 2012 ... Insanity is a legal definition and what constitutes insanity will vary state to state, ... A person who is not genuinely mentally ill, learning disabled, ...

www.macmillandictionary.com/us/thesaurus-category/american/specific-mental-illnesses-and-general-words-for-mental-illness

Insane automatism is when a person is mentally ill and commits the crime. ... generalized anxiety disorder: a mental illness that causes someone to feel anxious ...