Would a person with Down Syndrome be considered legally insane?

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  • 1 year ago
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    'Insane' is an imprecise term. The wording more likely to be used is 'impaired. mental capacity'. Some people, with or without Downs syndrome, have impaired metal capacity and so lack legal capacity to sign certain documents or do other things that require the prescribed mental capacity. It would have to be established on a case-by-case basis.

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  • PAMELA
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    1 year ago

    No, i have a cousin who has downs, he works full time, has his own flat, he is not insane, no downs person is.

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  • Tavy
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    1 year ago

    Not in the U.K. these people work and many are actors on the tv here.

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  • 1 year ago

    No. Down Syndrome is a developmental disability, not a mental disease.

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  • 1 year ago

    no. while some might be, others are not.

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  • Yeti
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    You're presumably thinking of mental capacity. That's not the same as insanity.

    And though Down's syndrome is associated with intellectual disability, not all with Down's syndrome are intellectually disabled.

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  • 1 year ago

    Down Syndrome has nothing to do with insanity.

    • Kevin
      Lv 6
      1 year agoReport

      But, insanity has everything to do with liberalism.

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  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    no they wouldn't

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