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Should we ever call reactions to such experiences abnormal? Distress Catherine Allemande/Gamma Liaison Even functioning that is considered unusual does not necessarily qualify as abnormal. According to many clinical theorists, behavior, ideas, or emotions usually have to cause distress before they can be labeled abnormal. Consider the Ice Breakers, a group of people in Michigan who go swimming in lakes throughout the state every weekend from November through February. The colder the weather, the better they like it.
Managed care program•A system of health care coverage in which the insurance company largely controls the nature, scope, and cost of medical or psychological services. psychological disorders to occur, many of today’s community programs try to correct the social conditions that underlie psychological problems (poverty or violence in the community, for example) and to help individuals who are at risk for developing emotional problems (for example, teenage mothers or the children of people with severe psychological disorders).
Political scientist Jonathan Simon says, “[F]ear of crime can have a more powerful effect on people and neighborhoods than crime itself. Fear of crime governs us in our choices of where to live, where to work, where to send our children to school. And these choices are made with increasing reference to crime” (quoted in Bergquist, 2002). Many theorists point to disproportionate media coverage of violent crimes as a major cause of crime phobia, particularly given that crime anxiety seems to keep rising even while actual crime rates are falling (Bean, 2011; Stearns, 2006).