Abnormality (or dysfunctional behavior) is a behavioral characteristic assigned to those with conditions that are regarded as rare or dysfunctional. Behavior is considered to be abnormal when it is atypical or out of the ordinary, consists of undesirable behavior, and results in impairment in the individual's functioning. Abnormality in behavior, is that in which is considered deviant from specific societal, cultural and ethical expectations. These expectations are broadly dependent on age, gender, traditional and societal categorizations. The definition of abnormal behavior is an often debated issue in abnormal psychology, because of these subjective variables.
Abnormal behavior should not be confused with unusual behavior. Behavior that is out of the ordinary is not necessarily indicative of a mental or psychological disorder. Abnormal behavior, on the other hand, while not a mental disorder in itself, is often an indicator of a possible mental and/or psychological disorder. A psychological disorder is defined as an "ongoing dysfunctional pattern of thought, emotion, and behavior that causes significant distress, and is considered deviant in that person's culture or society". Abnormal behavior, as it relates to psychological disorders, would be "ongoing" and a cause of "significant distress". A mental disorder describes a patient who has a medical condition whereby the medical practitioner makes a judgment that the patient is exhibiting abnormal behavior based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) criteria. Thus, simply because a behavior is unusual it does not make it abnormal; it is only considered abnormal if it meets these criteria. The DSM-5 is used by both researchers and clinicians in diagnosing a potential mental disorder. The criteria needed to be met in the DSM-5 vary for each mental disorder.Unlike physical abnormalities in one's health where symptoms are objective, psychology health professionals cannot use objective symptoms when evaluating someone for abnormalities in behavior.

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    Help Night crows: abnormal game execution

    hello po ! patulong naman po, ano kaya pwedeng gawin dito. nka intelR core i5 ako, 8th gen. sabi sa ρá†ch na solve natong issue nato. pero ganto prin sa laptop ko. any recommendations po ? Thank you !
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    happy long weekend...
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    Help 777ku Abnormal account 50/50 tayo

    Baka may makatulong 50|50 tayo 😁 Abnormal account daw o ayaw lang mag pa wí†hdráw ng 800+ haha Pahelp sa may powers jan
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    Help Abnormal STS

    Sino nakaranas ng biglaang pagkawala ng signal kay STS? ako lang ba? Cebu area
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    Abnormal Eclipse

    Nakita nyo ba last week ?
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    Closed nakatry na ba kayo na abnormal boss nyo

    haha sa mga working dyan naka try na ba kayo na abnormal boss nyo yung tipong every sahod day hinahanapan ka ng mali? okay lang naman sakin eh mag resign pero may utang pa sila sakin na 15k . pinagpuyatan at pinagpaguran ko yun. haha .... haai help tulong ano pwede kong gawin nakakairita...
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    Closed Yung mabibigla ka...

    Unang una di pang model katawan ko. Sobraaang flat talaga. Wag nyo ko ginugulo. Lam ko strategy ninyo kuya! Kaya wag ako!!! Oo kelangan ko pera, pero di naman ako masyadong uto2 talaga na sagaran na! Hahaha wag ako koya! Gulohin niyo nga to! Hahahaha
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    Abnormal nga

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