What are two of the three broad criteria useful in defining when a psychological disorder is present?
Behaviors that follow the social pattern and norms are labeled as normal, whereas behaviors that do not follow the norms are labeled as abnormal.
Psychology uses certain criteria to distinguish between normal and abnormal behavior, which has been divided into three aspects:
For specific classifications, clinical psychologists also use DSM-5 criteria:
DSM Diagnostic Criteria- DSM stands for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. It consists of a range of very specific diagnostic criteria that are used by professionals to diagnose psychological disorders. It spans out features and symptoms for various psychological disorders, which helps in understanding the factors that underlie a disorder's symptoms.
Psychological disorders are assessed in terms of three broad criteria:
As these criteria are vague and it is difficult to make a clear differentiation, a more specified criterion is used. This draws a clear differentiation of each disorder and behavior. It is named as the DSM-5 [Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders].