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A fixed or ideal standard; normative or mean score for a particular age group.

Patient discussion about Norms

Q. i dont feel normal..

A. I think everyone puts too much emphasis on the term "normal". Everyone has a different normal... What is normal for me is not going to be normal for anyone else. I think it is so important for everyone to refrain from comparing themselves to others... One will never feel normal when comparing oneself to others.

If you are feeling less than normal for YOUR normal, I am sorry to hear that you are feeling that way. Try to remember everything is impermanant and this feeling will pass. You are perfectly you!

Q. can you maintain a normal life with bipolar? I saw a movie about a man who has it and I was wondering how do people who have it manage their lives.

A. Everyone has ups and downs wether or not you have bipolar disorder. A person needs to experience a variety of moods to experience life. Different situations call for a different mood/reaction. The goal is never to eliminate a person with bipolar disorders moods, the goal is to stabilize those moods so they do not become the extream moods that a person with bipolar will experience. It is natural to cry, laugh, get angry, get frusterated etc... Treatment is to stabilize those moods so they dont escillate to suicide, excessive spending, jail etc...

Q. what is a blood test called methymalonate for and what is normal reading loss of weight no appitate copd patient

A. It's a blood test used, with homocysteine, to evaluate deficiency of vitamin B12 and folic acid, especially when interpretations of blood tests of these vitamins are borderline or problematic.

The normal range is 70 to 270 nmol/L. However, the interpretation of blood test is more complex than simple range, so if you have any questions or concerns about this subject you may want to consult a doctor.

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Student-athlete injunctive norms held towards teammates and coaches about drunkenness were each measured with a single item: "How would the following groups of people (Teammates/Coaches) feel about you .
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As previously mentioned, corporate voluntary adoption of norms can take on many forms, even the form of window-dressing.
However, these studies focused on perceived norms about alcohol use, rather than sexual behaviors.
Constitutive norms can be found in many places, but they are especially important in rule games like chess - there are certain norms that make chess what it is.
They argue that it is the plaintiffs' burden to "show that international law recognizes corporate liability under the international norms at issue.
Norms grease the wheels of society and the economy.
Thereby, we may claim, that foreign scholars (the American legal scholars in particular) share the opinion that norms of ISO are a kind of international custom.
Now, only vehicles that adhere to the new emission norms can be manufactured by companies.
Norms are the expectations about behaviors that are at least partially shared by a group of decision makers (Heide and John 1992).
It is my contention that there was no intention of allowing me, the defendant, to respond to the charges contained in the wording of the Petition--rather, it turned out to be about manipulating code language and the process of "procedural norms.