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  •  Anyone who commits violence is mentally-ill, imho. (1+ / 0-)
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    orlbucfan

    There are various kinds of mental illness -- schizophrenia among the most severe, and quite different from depression.

    "Self-interest well-understood" would prevent anyone from committing atrocities. Timothy McVeigh was mentally ill. OBL was mentally ill. Eric Rudolph (Atlanta Olympics) is or was mentally ill. Serial killers are mentally ill.

    These people may not meet the legal definitions or circumstances for pleas of 'innocent by reason of insanity,' but those are different questions.

    Perhaps I'm missing some obvious point, or perhaps it's too broad an umbrella term to be useful.

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