How many years had it been since his death? Melfon had been unable to find a way to escape his prison, now she could not end her torture. She cursed her immortality; no longer could she count the days spent in agonizing isolation. At times she wondered if she perhaps preferred the time with the dragon god. In desperation, Melfon once again whispered words of love, though this time to his bones. She feared she would lose the last of her remaining hope if she did not.
Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns, a severe mental disorder. Insanity may manifest as violations of societal norms, including a person becoming a danger to themselves or others, though not all such acts are considered insanity. In modern usage, insanity is most commonly encountered as an informal unscientific term denoting mental instability. In the medicine the presence of delusions or hallucinations is broadly referred to as psychosis.
In English, the word "sane" derives from the Latin adjective sanus meaning "healthy". The phrase "mens sana in corpore sano" is often translated to mean a "healthy mind in a healthy body". From this perspective, insanity can be considered as poor health of the mind, not necessarily of the brain as an organ (although that can affect mental health), but rather refers to defective function of mental processes such as reasoning.
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