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Abnormality
Definitions:
1. Deviation from social norms: social norms are implicit rules about how one
ought to behave and anything that violates these rules is abnormal.
Weaknesses: the context matters when behaviour is being judged i.e. what is
motivating that behaviour.
Some people decide to challenge social norms and disagree…

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Weakness applying to all definitions ­ all definitions are based on social norms
and these can vary over time, place, and culture (there is no consistency in
diagnosis)

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