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Dr. Kyle shared the newspaper clipping with his class. "This is an unusual case, but I believe the punishment phase of the trial would have been different in another state. The crime was committed, but the defendant is not in touch with reality most of the time." Dr. Kyle is referring to variations in the definition of mental disorder as: (Points: 5)
a) a deviation from the average.
b) a deviation from the ideal.
c) an inability to function effectively.
d) a legal concept.

I think the answer is B

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    I disagree.

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    I think it is B.

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    kay thanks

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    wait can it be C?

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    I think C is correct.

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    kay Thanks

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    You're welcome.

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    This is a complex concept. Insanity is a legal term, indicating that the person was incapable of distinguishing between right and wrong at the time of the act. Many mental disorders would not excuse criminal behavior. I believe the best answer is D.

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    While all four are definitions of a mental disorder, the correct answer is D.

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