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Aberration vs Derangement vs Alienation

Aberration, derangement, alienation, as here compared, denote mental disorder.

Aberration while usable to designate any form of mental unsoundness typically denotes a minor or transitory disorder insufficient to constitute insanity.

  • Single people are treated as an aberration and made to pay a supplement.

Derangement applies to any functional mental disturbance whether permanent or not.

  • There is no proof that they are suffering from any mental derangement.

Alienation implies an estrangement from a normal or usual mental or emotional state and in forensic use specifically denotes a becoming or being insane.

  • Her sense of alienation from the world disappeared.