Undesirable or socially unacceptable behaviors that interfere with the acquisition of desired skills and with the performance of everyday activities are classified as maladaptive behaviors, or more commonly, behavior problems.
Alcoholism, or alcohol dependence, is described in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) as "A maladaptive pattern of alcohol use, leading to clinically significant impairment or distress."
Psychiatrists generally believe that this is a maladaptive form of self-help or self-preservation and is done to achieve release from almost unbearable psychic tension and to give the individual a feeling of control.
Maladaptive behavior-Undesirable and socially unacceptable behavior that interferes with the acquisition of desired skills or knowledge and with the performance of everyday activities.
Maladaptive behavior interferes with child's achievement of independence because the child requires more supervision and assistance in order to learn how to behave appropriately.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, helps someone identify the faulty patterns of thinking associated with their body and to confront their maladaptive behaviors.
The SIBR assesses adaptive and maladaptive behavior to determine the type and amount of special assistance that children with disabilities may need.
Maladaptive-Unsuitable or counterproductive; for example, maladaptive behavior is behavior that is inappropriate to a given situation.
When the behavior is inflexible, maladaptive, and antisocial, then that individual is diagnosed with a personality disorder.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy seeks to change maladaptive schemas.