Abnormality (behavior)

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Abnormality (or dysfunctional behavior) is a behavioral characteristic assigned to those with conditions regarded as rare or dysfunctional.wikipedia
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Abnormal psychology

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The definition of abnormal behavior is an often debated issue in abnormal psychology because of these subjective variables.
Although many behaviors could be considered as abnormal, this branch of psychology typically deals with behavior in a clinical context.

List of abnormal behaviours in animals

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Statistically, abnormal is when the occurrence, frequency or intensity of a behaviour varies statistically significantly, either more or less, from the normal value.

Normalization (sociology)

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Abnormal behavior is broken up to two types: atypical and maladaptive.

Deviance (sociology)

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Abnormality is that which is considered deviant from specific societal, cultural and ethical expectations.

Psychiatry

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The standard criteria in psychology and psychiatry is that of mental illness or mental disorder.

Mental disorder

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The standard criteria in psychology and psychiatry is that of mental illness or mental disorder. A mental disorder describes a patient who has a medical condition whereby the medical practitioner makes a judgement that the patient is exhibiting abnormal behavior based on the DSM-5 criteria.

Medical diagnosis

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Determination of abnormality is based upon medical diagnosis.

Depression (mood)

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A good example of an abnormal behavior assessed by a multi-criteria approach is depression: it is commonly seen as a deviation from ideal mental stability, it often stops the individual from 'functioning' a normal life, and, though it is a relatively common mental disorder, it is still statistically infrequent.

Major depressive disorder

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Most people do not experience significant major depressive disorder in their lifetime.

Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia is a mental illness characterized by abnormal behavior, strange speech, and a decreased ability to understand reality.

Mania

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Mania, also known as manic syndrome, is a state of abnormally elevated arousal, affect, and energy level, or "a state of heightened overall activation with enhanced affective expression together with lability of affect."

Bipolar disorder

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During mania, an individual behaves or feels abnormally energetic, happy, or irritable.

Subfields of psychology

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Abnormal psychology is the study of abnormal behavior in order to describe, predict, explain, and change abnormal patterns of functioning.

Abnormal behaviour of birds in captivity

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Statistically, 'abnormal' is when the occurrence, frequency or intensity of a behaviour varies statistically significantly, either more or less, from the normal value.

Outline of abnormal psychology

Abnormal psychology – is the scientific study of abnormal behavior in order to describe, predict, explain, and change abnormal patterns of functioning.

Pollutant-induced abnormal behaviour

Pollutant-induced abnormal behaviour refers to the abnormal behaviour induced by pollutants.

Disease

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In humans, disease is often used more broadly to refer to any condition that causes pain, dysfunction, distress, social problems, or death to the person afflicted, or similar problems for those in contact with the person.

Insanity

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Insanity, madness, and craziness are terms that describe a spectrum of individual and group behaviors that are characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns.