irresistible impulse

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diminished responsibility

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

An abnormal state of mind that does not constitute insanity (R v Seers [1984] 79 Cr App 261 CA) but is a partial defence to a charge of murder. The abnormality of mind (which need not be a...

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Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Law.

Another name for mental disorder, especially in legal contexts, where it refers specifically to conditions that impair one's ability to discharge one's legal responsibilities. See also...

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Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

An impulse-control disorder characterized by repeated stealing of objects not needed for personal use or for their intrinsic value, with emotional tension before the commission of a theft,...

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