Diminished responsibility

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Immediate effects of drugs and alcohol was not an injury even though it had an effect on the brain. If brain had become injured through alcoholism then that injury or disease could support finding of DR

Held alcoholism on its own would not suffice for finding DR. Has to be established that drinking became involuntary and damaged the brain. Does not consider whether alcoholism is a disease

BWS can amount to "abnormality of mind"

Inability to control or difficulty in controlling impulses could constitute an "abnormality of mind"

Depressive illness can amount to an "abnormality of the mind"

Paranoia can amount to abnormality of mind