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Abstract This paper assesses the behavior of a 19-year-old college sophomore who began using large amounts of crack cocaine because he was feeling stressed-out over his final exams Kris began having delusional beliefs that he was being followed by a detective that was hired by his parents He also thought that his roommate was a hostile spy who had been observing his actions and reporting them to the college president When Kris threatened to hurt his roommate the campus security was called and Kris was brought to the emergency room During his emergency room evaluation Kris reported sleeplessness and auditory hallucinations that keep suggesting that he blow up the registrars office He was then admitted to the hospital where hospital psychiatrists immediately administered low doses of antipsychotics and sleeping medication when he woke up three days later about the time his parents showed up he seemed to be recovered but he didnt seem to remember the episode Kriss parents didnt seem very worried about Kriss visit to the hospital in fact they were in denial of the situation even when a drug screening for cocaine came back positive This paper argues whether Kriss behavior is abnormal through a cultures perspective Generations perspective and an Individuals perspective Also an explanation of Kriss behavior through the aspects of various psychologists is described Finally classification of Kriss behavior possible disorder and treatment is discussed 7 Table of Contents Page 4 Introduction Is this abnormal behavior- Cultures perspective Page 5 Is this abnormal behavior- Generations perspective and Individuals perspective Page 6 Is this abnormal behavior Individuals perspective cont How would different psychologists explain this behavior Page 7 Classification and Diagnosis of Behavior Page 8 Classification and Diagnosis of Behavior cont Page 9 References Is this abnormal behavior Kriss substance abuse is considered abnormal throughout many cultures Individuals who use cocaine are normally looked down upon by much of society Since crack cocaine is illegal users are considered
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