The three definitions of abnormality

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  • Created on: 09-05-11 15:42

Failure to function adequately

- When behaviour stops someone from doing things we would expect them to do as part of everyday life ( holding down a job)

How to idenitfy if someone isn't functioning

If behaviour..

> Causes distress to others
> Is unpredictable
> If behaviour appears irrational
> If behaviour is maladaptive


> Must understand the context in which the behaviour is performed
> Some people may meet all the criteria but for reasons such as being disabled
> Some people may have psychological disorders but still be able to function adequetly.

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