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COUN 646 DB1 There are numerous definitions of psychopathology. Psychopathology can be defined as abnormal behavior or thought patterns that result from genetics, trauma, or biological issues; whose disturbance in emotions causes personal distress, relationship difficulties and difficulty functioning in a work environment (Kring & Johnson, 2016). According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), a psychopathology is a disorder that occurs within an individual that significantly impacts the person’s ability to feel, think, and behave. It involves personal distress and causes a decrease in mental functioning from a psychological, developmental or neurobiological process (DSM-5, 2014). This would all be inline with the secular point of view as to the definition of abnormal. From a Christian perspective, psychopathology does not look a whole lot different except that we as Christians believe that the root of mental disorders is not only physical, emotional or biological, but it may also come from a spiritual perspective such as sin, the fall from grace, following the occult, generational curses and not living the word of God (Thomas & Dumont, n.d.). A person is considered
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