Abnormal Behaviors

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1. Your uncle consumes a quart of whiskey per day; he has trouble remembering the names of those around him.
Drinking alcohol in some limit may be considered as normal behavior. However, since drinking quarter of whiskey clearly effects brain and bodily functions, we can say this behavior is abnormal. Possible diagnoses would be substance use disorders. One can be drunk after he or she got divorced, however this is not a sign of mental disorder. However, it is clear that my uncle suffers from every day drinking habit.
Additionally, if my uncle has trouble remembering the names around him, this indicates that there is an abnormality in brain functions related to memory. We may need to know if he remembers the names in normal times and if
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This behavior cannot be considered as normal in any condition. There are no cultural differences in such disorder, she will have be diagnosed with same disorder in all countries.

3. Your neighbor has vague physical complaints and sees 2-3 doctors a month.

This behavior is abnormal. As in Freud’s Anna O. case (Barlow, Durand, 2012) my neighbor have hysterical symptoms. When normal people are sick, they usually have one or two complains regarding to an illness and once this illness diagnosed, treatment process starts. There is no need to go doctors to doctors. Therefore my neighbor is not seeking to become healthy again, instead he or she seeking to get attention.
Additional information may be needed to make sure if he or she has really histrionic personality disorder. How long this behavior continues? Is she or he showing other abnormal behavior such as drinking a lot of pills and worrying and talking about other illnesses?
This behavior is normal if she or he has chronic illnesses such as cancer or AIDS.
From cultural perspective, I believe there should not be any different to diagnose such behavior.

4. Your neighbor sweeps, washes, and scrubs his driveway daily.

This is an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder unless his driveway gets dirty everyday. Additional information can be gathered by clinical interview and questioning the person about his other behaviors and cognitive process.
In normal conditions, nobody sweeps…