I watched Guilty Except for Insanity for my psychology course I would like to just say that I felt for a majority of those that had been followed throughout the documentary. I do not think that any case can be open shut and we all handle things the best we can. Sometimes, because of external and internal influences the mind can be over stressed and anyone of us may do something that they would later on regret. Imagine being confused, scared, anxious and paranoid in the throes of a break down. Then returning to “reality” and finding yourself in jail not knowing fully why due to your state of mind at the time of the criminal occurrence. I have a severe distaste for though who abuse the insanity plea but I truly think that the ones that are struggling because of a mental “disorder” deserve psychiatric help. I’m not trying to defend every person who has claimed inanity but in certain cases I could see that through proper psychiatric help they could return to a stable, happy way of living.