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a defence used in criminal cases where the accused's mental state leads them to commit a crime without knowing they are doing it. Insane automatism is when a person is mentally ill and commits the crime. Non-insane automatism is when the accused was temporarily affected, for example while sleepwalking or suffering from a fit or concussion.
a serious mental illness in which you experience extreme changes in mood, sometimes feeling very excited and sometimes feeling very unhappy. Many people now prefer to use the word bipolar disorder.
an old or literary word for depression
old-fashioned someone who is mentally handicapped is not able to learn or develop skills at the same rate as most other people because they have a problem with their brain. It is now considered more polite to say that someone is learning disabled or that they have special needs or learning difficulties.
a combination of a hotdog and a hamburger in a specially designed bread bunBuzzWord Article
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