Forensic Psychiatry: Insanity

FORENSIC PSYCHIATRY: INSANITY

Q. 1

In which of the following poisoning formication and insanity occurs together?

 A

LSD

 B

Amphetamine

 C

Cannabis

 D

Cocaine

Q. 1

In which of the following poisoning formication and insanity occurs together?

 A

LSD

 B

Amphetamine

 C

Cannabis

 D

Cocaine

Ans. D

Explanation:

In chronic cocaine users, degeneration of central nervous system will result in hallucinations, convulsions, delirium and insanity.

Magnan’s symptom or cocaine bugs is characteristic of chronic cocaine users, in which there is feeling as if grains of sand are lying under the skin or small insects are creeping on the skin giving rise to itching sensation (formication, tactile hallucination).

Ref: The Essentials of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology by Narayan Reddy, 27th edition, Page 536.


Q. 2

Which of the following legisation is regarding insanity ?

 A

McNaughten Rule

 B

Current Rule

 C

Durhams Rule

 D

All of the above

Q. 2

Which of the following legisation is regarding insanity ?

 A

McNaughten Rule

 B

Current Rule

 C

Durhams Rule

 D

All of the above

Ans. D

Explanation:

D i.e. All


Q. 3

Mc Naughten’s rule is for

 A

Criminal responsibility

 B

Civil responsibilities of the insane

 C

Testamentary capacity

 D

Capacity of the witness

Q. 3

Mc Naughten’s rule is for

 A

Criminal responsibility

 B

Civil responsibilities of the insane

 C

Testamentary capacity

 D

Capacity of the witness

Ans. A

Explanation:

A i.e. Criminal responsibility

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Q. 4

For diagnosis of insanity, maximum limit of observation:       

NEET 14

 A

5 days

 B

10 days

 C

30 days

 D

50 days

Q. 4

For diagnosis of insanity, maximum limit of observation:       

NEET 14

 A

5 days

 B

10 days

 C

30 days

 D

50 days

Ans. C

Explanation:

Ans. 30 days


Q. 5

To plead for insanity in a court of law, the IPC is:

AP 06; UP 09; Rajasthan 11

 A

Sec. 84

 B

Sec. 85

 C

Sec. 88

 D

Sec. 90

Q. 5

To plead for insanity in a court of law, the IPC is:

AP 06; UP 09; Rajasthan 11

 A

Sec. 84

 B

Sec. 85

 C

Sec. 88

 D

Sec. 90

Ans. A

Explanation:

Ans. Sec. 84


Q. 6

McNaughten rule is concerned with:

PGI 06; NIMS 11

 A

Civil responsibility in drunken person

 B

Criminal responsibility in insane person

 C

Professional misconduct by doctors

 D

Capacity of a person to make a valid will

Q. 6

McNaughten rule is concerned with:

PGI 06; NIMS 11

 A

Civil responsibility in drunken person

 B

Criminal responsibility in insane person

 C

Professional misconduct by doctors

 D

Capacity of a person to make a valid will

Ans. B

Explanation:

Ans. Criminal responsibility in insane person

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Q. 7

Lucid interval may be seen in ‑

 A

Intracerebral hemorrhage

 B

Alcohol intake

 C

Insanity

 D

Subdural hemorrhage

Q. 7

Lucid interval may be seen in ‑

 A

Intracerebral hemorrhage

 B

Alcohol intake

 C

Insanity

 D

Subdural hemorrhage

Ans. C

Explanation:

Ans. is `e’ i.e., Insanity

Lucid interval is seen in insanity and epidural haemorrhage.

Lucid interval is a state of consciousness between two episodes of unconsciousness in subacute/chronic epidural haemorrhage. It is significant that during this period (lucid interval), the person can :

(i) Make a valid will, (ii) Can give valid evidence, and (iii) Is legally responsible for act done (civil/criminal).

Lucid interval is also seen in insanity, i.e. the period of sanity between two phases of insanity.


Q. 8

All are related to criminal responsibility of insame except ‑

 A

Currens rule

 B

Durhan rule

 C

Mc Naughten rule

 D

Resp ispa loquitar

Q. 8

All are related to criminal responsibility of insame except ‑

 A

Currens rule

 B

Durhan rule

 C

Mc Naughten rule

 D

Resp ispa loquitar

Ans. D

Explanation:

Ans. is ‘d’ i.e., Resp ispa loquitar


Q. 9

For diagnosis of insanity, maximum limit of observation‑

 A

5 days

 B

10 days

 C

30 days

 D

50 days

Q. 9

For diagnosis of insanity, maximum limit of observation‑

 A

5 days

 B

10 days

 C

30 days

 D

50 days

Ans. C

Explanation:

Ans. is ‘c’ i.e., 30 days

  • Insanity is characterized by certain abnormal mental and behavioral patterns. Simply insane means unsound mind, i.e. insane is the person which has unsound mind. Conversely sanity means sound mind (compos mentis).
  • Lucid interval is the period of sanity (sound mind) in an insane person, i.e. period in course of mental illness when there is complete cessation of manifestations of insanity. During this period he is quite normal and can make valid will, sell/purchase property, give valid evidence and is legally responsible for his deeds.
  • Before making a diagnosis of insanity, the patient may be kept under observation in mental hospital or general hospital/nursing home. Patient is kept under observation for 10 days, which can be extended upto maximum 30 days.
  • Two doctors (at least one being a government doctor) should examine the patient separately without consulting each other for at least three examinations

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