Mental Agitation

Mental Agitation

 

or temporary insanity, in criminal law, one of the extenuating circumstances in criminal responsibility. According to Soviet law, mental agitation is an extenuating circumstance only if it was provoked by the unlawful actions of the victim. For example, the Criminal Code of the RSFSR (arts. 104, 110) determines a lesser responsibility for an intentional homicide or intentional severe or less severe bodily harm perpetrated while in a state of strong mental agitation provoked by force or serious insult on the part of the victim or other unlawful actions of the victim, if such actions could result in grave consequences for the guilty person or those close to him.

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After Nicholas had gone things in the Rostov household were more depressing than ever, and the countess fell ill from mental agitation.
Pendril was one of the many men who appear superficially to the worst advantage, under the influence of strong mental agitation which it is necessary for them to control.
True, true," assented Rouletabille as he kept on drying his forehead, which seemed to be perspiring less from his recent bodily exertion than from his mental agitation.
She's done for," he said to himself, with a surprising mental agitation, as though he had discovered an unexpected meaning in this thought.
He could hardly stand still so great was his mental agitation, and he ran towards Holmes with two eager hands outstretched.
His mental agitation too was clarified as if all the feverishness had gone out of him in a fit of outward violence.
Speaking to the Independent, Bekele Galeta said: "I don't rule out social exclusion, tensions, uneasiness and unrest, because if people don't have anything to do, and if people don't see anything in the future, there is mental agitation, there is political agitation.
Do address and handle stress issues, as mental agitation will definitely cause an increase in the symptoms you describe.
Balancing the demands of career, family and social commitments - and the non-stop connectedness of our lifestyles - can lead to over-stimulation and constant mental agitation," said certified nutritionist Michele McRae, Rainbow Light's Director of Formulation and Quality.
This medicine may be of use where there is extreme restlessness, nervousness, nightmares and/or sudden body movements, or where sleep is prevented from occurring because of mental agitation.
He agreed, furthermore, that ample evidence at the trial demonstrated the harmful effects of the low-level military flights on Innu, including "evidence of heart attacks, increased blood pressure, miscarriages of pregnant women, nervousness and constant fear, sleeplessness, mental agitation, anxiety, nightmares, and significant environmental damage.