If someone can't cope with everyday life the may need help and are considered 'abnormal' (unwell). For example -Self care, washing and cleaning their selves -Hold down a job -Able to socialise
Rosen + Seligman 1989 Characteristics
-Suffering -Maladaptiveness (danger to theirselves) -Vividness + Unconventionality (stand out) -Unpredictibility + Loss of Control -Irrationality / Uncomprehensibility -Causes observer discomfort -Violates moral / social standards
-To vague -To many people have treatment e.g. people that take part in extreme sports such as sking or snowboarding danger to theirselves. -You might not be able to tell if someone is really suffering -In some cultures suffering is seen as a belief and a good thing.