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Maladaptive Behaviour

As the remarkable hospital, for treating behaviour problem, in Madurai, Blissfullmind Wellness Hospital, we provide efficient diagnosis and effective treatment for all behavioural disorders in Madurai.

Maladaptive behaviors refers to types of behaviors that inhibit a person’s ability to adjust healthily to particular situations.In essence, they prevent you from adapting or coping well with the demands and stresses of life.Often used to reduce anxiety, maladaptive behaviors result in dysfunctional and non-productive outcomes—in other words, they are more harmful than helpful.


Maladaptive behaviors are classified here as dysfunctional because they tend to provide only short-term relief from anxiety—they don't help you cope with your anxiety in the long run. These behaviors are non-productive because they do nothing to alleviate the root of your problem and may, in fact, serve as reinforcers of the underlying problem.

A common type of maladaptive behavior is turning to alcohol or drugs for refuge instead of working to address a challenge. In the beginning, these substances create the impression for their abusers that they are escaping their problems, but this is only a temporary reprieve. They are actually making things much worse, and they risk falling into addiction.

Common Maladaptive Behaviors

Below is a list of some of the things you might find yourself doing to manage anxiety in situations, albeit not in a helpful way:

1.Passive Communication: Because you prefer to avoid confrontation, you may minimize your feelings or choose not to discuss things that are bothering you. This can worsen your social anxiety because without making your feelings known, your needs can go ignored. In this way, passive communication reinforces social anxiety by enabling you to ignore your thoughts and feelings.

2.Avoidance: If you have social anxiety, you may try to get rid of your nervousness by avoiding triggering situations, such as by doing the following:

Refusing to give a speech in public.

Turning down event invitations.

Backing out of engagements at the last minute.

Not taking classes that involve public speaking.

Eating alone or limiting what you eat in front of others.

Not asking questions in class.

Turning down promotions at work.

3.Anger: Some people with social anxiety may become angry. They may be frustrated with themselves or upset at others for forcing them to engage in social situations or for ignoring their needs. These feelings can become pent up and finally expressed as anger.

4.Substance Abuse: If you live with social anxiety and must do something that scares you, such as giving a presentation at work, you may be tempted to treat your anxiety with alcohol or drugs to calm your nerves.While using these substances may provide you with some relief, it is short-lived and can be very harmful. It can become a crutch you have to rely on, raising the potential to become addicted.

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