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    insane, cracy, mad,mental disorder?

    What are the differences between insane, cracy, mad, ,mental disorder?

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    1. insane
    very serious of mental disorder and it's a kind of serious and formal description

    2. cracy
    casual description of insane

    3. mad
    same as cracy

    4. mental disorder

    very formal way in writing


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    Re: insane, cracy, mad,mental disorder?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ju View Post
    What are the differences between insane, crazy, mad, ,mental disorder?

    May I try:

    1. insane
    very serious of mental disorder and it's a kind of serious and formal description
    2. crazy
    casual description of insane
    3. mad
    same as crazy
    4. mental disorder
    very formal way in writing

    Ju
    Depending on the context there can be a difference in meaning. If you were talking about a person being insane then crazy or mad could also suffice, though insane tends to be more serious/ or suggests a greater degree of madness.

    Mental disorder could refer to a range of issues, not just insanity or madness. Depression, OCD or schizophrenia could also be called, 'mental disorders'.

    Mad can also refer to an emotion, similar to being angry (as well as meaning insane). You can be mad, but not insane or crazy.

    If you have any questions please ask.

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    Re: insane, cracy, mad,mental disorder?

    Ju, you made a good try.

    In addition to shroob's excellent answer, I'll just add that informally, being crazy (note spelling) or mad can simply mean irrational, eccentric, stupid, dotty, potty, wacky, crackers, cuckoo, nuts etc.

    Such a person causes no harm to him/herself or others.

    Insanity and other mental disorders need the intervention of, or treatment by, medical or psychiatric professionals.

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    Re: insane, cracy, mad,mental disorder?

    Colloquially, insane can be also used like crazy IMO.

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