By Barlow, David H.; Durand, Vincent Mark
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Some male rock singers wear heavy makeup on stage. These people are well paid and seem to enjoy their careers. In most cases, the more productive you are in the eyes of society, the more eccentricities society will tolerate. Therefore, “deviating from the average” doesn’t work well as a definition for abnormal behavior. Another view is that your behavior is abnormal if you are violating social norms, even if a number of people are sympathetic to your point of view. This definition is useful in considering important cultural differences in psychological disorders.
Other disorders, like mood disorders (see Chapter 7), follow an episodic course, in that the individual is likely to recover within a few months only to suffer a recurrence of the disorder at a later time. This pattern may repeat throughout a person’s life. Still other disorders may have a time-limited course, meaning the disorder will improve without treatment in a relatively short period. Closely related to differences in course of disorders are differences in onset. Some disorders have an acute onset, meaning that they begin suddenly; others develop gradually over an extended period, which is sometimes called an insidious onset.
Nevertheless, many people seek treatment for psychological disorders, and treatment can provide interesting hints about the nature of the disorder. In the past, textbooks emphasized treatment approaches in a general sense, with little attention to the disorder being treated. For example, a mental health professional might be thoroughly trained in a single theoretical approach, such as psychoanalysis or behavior therapy (both described later in the chapter), and then use that approach on every disorder.
Abnormal psychology : an integrative approach by Barlow, David H.; Durand, Vincent Mark