Iscuss the concepts of normality and abnormality and briefly explain the classification systems for mental lealth.

Needs to be done in essay style. Gross & McIlveen, Cardwell, Eysench & Flanagan, Haralambos, Barlow & Durand (1999), Rack (1982) Colette (1994) queuing,Rosenham and Seligman (1989)Houston et al (1991)Rice & Haralambos (2003), Johoda (1958)Mackay (1975. limitations of the definations of abnormality. Cultural, Abnormality as a statistical infrequency, Abnormality as a deviation from social norms, Abnormality as failure to function adequately, not forgetting that each definition is limited to cultural norms and practices.Definition. What is the average IQ?,Barlow & Durand (1999)DSM-IV define mental retardation?, according to Barlow & Durand (199)how many people fall into this category? Jahoda on the characteristics of mental health. What did Johoda (1958)The characteristics of mental health:What did she suggest people look for when trying to define abnormality?, what did Johoda identify in her report for the joint commission on mental illness and health?
The six categories that clinicians typically relate to mental health? Evaluate the work done by Johoda on the characteristics of mental health: STRENGTH WEAKNESSES

Rosenhan & Seligman (1989)suggested that the failure to function might come from identifying with a number of abnormal characteristics. They proposed seven features of abnormality,suffering,maladaptiveness, vividness & unconventional behaviour behaviour, unpredictability & loss of control, Irrationality & incompprehensibility, Observer discomfort, Violation of moral & ideal standards.To evaluate this study on the seven features of abnormality done by Rosenham and Seligman (1989)you should complete and decide which are positive/negative.

The DSM Classification of Mental Disorder.