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What are the symptoms of insanity?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Insanity

Insanity is not actually a medical diagnosis and so does not have a set of "symptoms" that characterize it.
Rather it refers to a severely disordered state of mind; an unsound mind leading to an inability to understand limiting ones legal capacity, as in to stand trial. Such a mental state could occur in many conditions leading to alteration in brain function.

In brief: Insanity

Insanity is not actually a medical diagnosis and so does not have a set of "symptoms" that characterize it.
Rather it refers to a severely disordered state of mind; an unsound mind leading to an inability to understand limiting ones legal capacity, as in to stand trial. Such a mental state could occur in many conditions leading to alteration in brain function.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Insanity

Insanity is a legal term not a clinical term.

In brief: Insanity

Insanity is a legal term not a clinical term.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Insanity

Abnormal mental or behavioral patterns which deviate from social norms.
In medicine, it is described as psychopathology. Sane = sanus in latin = healthy.

In brief: Insanity

Abnormal mental or behavioral patterns which deviate from social norms.
In medicine, it is described as psychopathology. Sane = sanus in latin = healthy.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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