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Abnormality can be defined in five ways:

Condition is considered abnormal in the person's culture. Condition causes personal distress to the subject. Condition prevents functional living in society. Condition makes the person a danger to self or others. Condition called into question a person's legal responsibility for actions.


Rosenhan sanity study

Show to difficulty diagnosing insanity; Rosenman and Associates, all of whom were sane, reported hallucinations to gain admittance to psychiatric ward. Once admitted, plants were treated as insane patients.