What Defines Abnormal And Normal Behaviour? Society, Laws, Age Groups And Religious Beliefs
The most comprehensive attempt to distinguish normality from abnormality comes from clinical psychology, in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). The DSM shows how normality depends on situation, has changed throughout history and how it often involves value judgments. Definition of Abnormal: The Challenge in Defining "Normal", (2015)
One definition of abnormality is Deviation from Ideal Mental Health, this example looks at what is normal/ideal and anything that deviates is classed as abnormal. The characteristics involved in considering essential mental health are positive views of one’s self, ability for growth and development, Autonomy and independence, a normal sense of perception of reality, positive friendship and relationship, ability to meet demands of day-to-day situations.
The positives of this concept are clearly visible all the characteristics /ideals are clear to…