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maladjustment

 [mal″ad-just´ment]
in psychiatry, failure to fit one's inner needs to the environment; inability to meet the challenges of daily life.

mal·ad·just·ment

(mal'ad-jŭst'ment),
In the mental health care professions, an inability to cope with the problems and challenges of everyday living.
[mal- + adjust, fr. O.Fr. adjuster, fr. L.L. adjuxto, to put close to, + -ment]

maladjustment

/mal·ad·just·ment/ (mal″ah-just´ment) in psychiatry, defective adaptation to the environment.

mal·ad·just·ment

(mal'ăd-jŭst'mĕnt)
psychology/psychiatry An inability to cope with the problems and challenges of everyday living.
[mal- + adjust, fr. O.Fr. adjuster, fr. L.L. adjuxto, to put close to, + -ment]
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