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Mental Health (Amendment) Act 1982

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2Other amendments of definition of mental disorder

(1)For subsection (4) of section 4 of the principal Act (definition of " psychopathic disorder ") there shall be substituted—

(4)In this Act' psychopathic disorder' means a persistent disorder or disability of mind (whether or not including significant impairment of intelligence) which results in abnormally aggressive or seriously irresponsible conduct on the part of the person concerned.

(2)In subsection (5) of that section (person not to be treated as suffering from mental disorder by reason only of promiscuity or other immoral conduct) after the words " or other immoral conduct " there shall be inserted the words

, sexual deviancy or dependence on alcohol or drugs.

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