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maladaptation

[mal′adəptā′shən]
Etymology: L, malus + adaptatio
faulty intrapersonal adjustment to stress or change. It may involve a failure to make necessary changes in the desires, values, needs, and attitudes or an inability to make necessary adjustments in the external world. Illness often provokes maladaptive behavior that worsens the problems accompanying the illness. maladaptive, adj.
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