Abnormal behavior must always be considered in context


 normal feelings, such as grief, can be mistaken for illness

 a person’s cultural background may affect behavior

. a person’s age may affect his or her symptoms

. all of the above


. To be considered abnormal, a person’s behavior must be

“away from normal” and

. a violation of the individual’s culture

. a cause of emotional distress and/or functional impairment

. a source of conflict with a person’s peer group

 an embarrassment to the person’s family