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Definitions of abnormality: The failure to function
adequately

Failure to function adequately is the inability to cope with day-to-day living.



People with psychological disorders E.g. OCD, Schizophrenia etc. often experience
considerable suffering and distress and a general inability to cope with their everyday
activities
This definition focuses on individual suffering,…

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Cultural differences ­ what is called
`normal functioning' varies from culture
to culture, so should not be used to
judge people's behaviour

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