Would a person with Down Syndrome be considered legally insane?
- Lord BaconLv 71 year agoFavourite answer
'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.
- PAMELALv 71 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.
- TavyLv 71 year ago
Not in the U.K. these people work and many are actors on the tv here.
- curtisports2Lv 71 year ago
No. Down Syndrome is a developmental disability, not a mental disease.
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- Spock (rhp)Lv 71 year ago
no. while some might be, others are not.
- YetiLv 71 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.
- Green BrickLv 71 year ago
Down Syndrome has nothing to do with insanity.
- kelvinLv 71 year ago
no they wouldn't