Are You Insane Or Insane?

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Are You Insane?

“Are you insane?” is a term I used to use a lot when driving on the highways, byways and interstates. It is highly likely that most all of us have used this term in some fashion or another. What is interesting about this term is that it is not a mental disorder, it is a legal term that is used in the court system to describe a defendant in a trail. The Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition says, “Insane is a medically obsolete term for mental derangement or a disorder. Insanity is now a purely legal term, denoting a condition due to which a person lacks criminal responsibility for a crime and therefore cannot be convicted of it. adj., insane´.” Having pointed that out, perhaps, I am OK screaming out, “Are you insane you freaking idiot?” next time someone cuts me off on the interstate. There are real psychological disorders that exist in the world today and shouldn’t be taken lightly or even used lightly. The people who have these disorders suffer and often people treated them horribly. There are even people that have undiagnosed disorders. This can be very detrimental not only for the particular person, but for society. Physiological disorders are a wide range of conditions that affect mood, thinking, and behavior. There are a lot of different psychological disorders here is a list of the major psychological disorders and their definitions; • Major depression - A mood disorder causing a…

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