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ramsler commented on the word temporary insanity
a moment when one's actions are out of character and represent a break with norms of behavior for that person. Used as a defense for violent acts (temporary insanity plea) of criminal nature committed by otherwise law-abiding people and for which they may not be fully consciously aware or able to control their actions, thus justifying their treatment for a medical consition or acquittal instead of being held responsible for their actions.
August 4, 2009