Mental Disease

Legal Definition and Related Resources of Mental Disease

Meaning of Mental Disease

An abnormal condition of the mind which substantially affects mental or emotional processes and substantially impairs behavior controls. See King v U.S., 372 F.2d383,125 U.S. App. D. C. 318. As a criminal defense , the test is whether at the time of defendant ‘s conduct , as a result of mental disease or defect he lacks substantial capacity either to appreciate wrongfulness of his conduct or to conform his conduct to requirements of law. See U.S. v Freeman, (C.A.N.Y.)357 F.2d 606.

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Legal English Vocabulary: Mental Disease in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term mental disease into Spanish: enfermedad mental (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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