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Dudley Dowell
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Wed, Dec 31, 2014 - 12:00 AM

What is Insanity?


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PrintWed, Dec 31, 2014 - 12:00 AM
The term "insane" (or one of its derivatives) is a deliberate dichotomy still used today for the purpose of exculpation or incarceration in our legal system. This is false dichotomy in practice as what most consider "insanity" exists on a spectrum, and what is determined as "insane" is largely a result of cultural norms. Insanity, as it is used today, is therefore determined by argument backed by reference to the current accepted psychiatric definitions of the day.
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