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    Abnormal Behavior: Impact

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    How can abnormal behavior influence you, your family and your workplace? Explain how the presence of certain abnormal behaviors can have a negative impact. (200-300 words with at least one credible reference)

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    Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. The solution below should get you started. You are being asked to discuss how abnormal behavior influence family life and work. To answer this best, it is always good to begin with an outline. I suggest the following:

    1. Defining abnormal behavior - about 150 words
    2. Effect of such behavior at home - 150 words
    3. Effect of such behavior at work - 150 words

    This should cover all the elements that you need. You can also use the listed resources here to further explore the topic. If you need more clarification on the information provided, just let me know via the feedback section. Good luck with your studies.

    OTA 105878/Xenia Jones

    Abnormal Behavior

    What is abnormal behavior? Simply put, it is those behaviors that are contrary to what we deem as 'normal' - they could be disturbing, socially unacceptable, stressful, stressing, maladaptive, destructive and distorted thinking. What we deem as normal is defined by our socio-cultural background. Abnormal behavior results from is framed by a host of factors - it could be mental illness from a medical perspective which can, for example be treated by the utilization of psychotic drugs. There are just some individuals born with biochemical disorders (consider ADHD or in pregnant women - post partum depression). Individuals affected in this manner cannot help but feel or act the way they do unless otherwise medically and psychologically treated. It could be psychodynamic wherein the individual is stress and conflict; it could be developmental/behavioural as the individual's ...

    Solution Summary

    The influence of abnormal behavior to self, family and the workplace is discussed in this solution. A discussion on their negative impact is also highlighted. resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. A word-version is also attached.