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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Insanity" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Insanity
Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Insanity may manifest as violations of societal norms, including a person becoming a danger to themselves or others, though not all such acts are considered insanity; likewise, not all acts showing indifference toward societal norms are acts of insanity. In modern usage, insanity is most commonly encountered as an informal unscientific term denoting mental instability, or in the narrow legal context of the insanity defense. In the medical profession the term is now avoided in favor of diagnoses of specific mental disorders; the presence of delusions or hallucinations is broadly referred to as psychosis. - See link

 

Insanity in Spanish is Locura
Se designó como locura hasta final del siglo XIX a un determinado comportamiento que rechazaba las normas sociales establecidas. Lo que se interpretó por convenciones sociales como locura fue la desviación de la norma (del latín vulgar delirare, de lira ire, que significaba originalmente en la agricultura "desviado del surco recto"), por culpa de un desequilibrio mental, por el cual un hombre o una mujer padecía de delirios enfermizos, impropios del funcionamiento normal de la razón, que se identificaban por la realización de actos extraños y destructivos. Los síntomas de ciertas enfermedades, como la epilepsia u otras disfunciones mentales, fueron también calificados de locura. - See link

 

More information about Insanity in other websites
Definition of Insanity in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) - See link.
See the definition of Insanity in the Oxford dictionaries - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for the term Insanity - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Insanity - See link.

 

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