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    Many of the criteria used to identify abnormal behavior among adults are problematic when used to identify abnormal behavior among children. With this in mind, what factors should be considered when trying to identify abnormal behavior among children? Are there any childhood behaviors that can be considered abnormal regardless of age?

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    Abnormal psychology provides us with a great opportunity to understand human thinking and behavior and to decipher what is normal from what is not normal. From the abnormality, we are able to develop a diagnosis that meets certain criteria as set by the DSM IV-TR. When assessing "abnormal" behavior, one must always consider the individual's cultural norms as well as the developmental stage in order to ...

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    A discussion about how to identify abnormal behavior in children is provided. The solution is 274 words.