199x NDJI-CIVIL 651

DEFINITION - SEVERE EMOTIONAL DISTRESS

The word "severe," in the phrase "severe emotional distress," means substantial or enduring. Severe emotional distress is emotional distress so extreme that no reasonable personson could be expectd to endure it.

In determining the severity of emotional distress, you should consider its intensity and duration.

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Restatement (Second) of Torts sec. 46, comment j.

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