Maladaptive behaviours inhibit a person's ability to adjust to the stressors of day to day life. These types of behaviours are very often a synonymous with eating disorders or addictions and may or may not be present in the affected person or as a parenting trend in their upbringing.
Todays most common maladaptive behaviours include substance abuse, attention seeking, sex addictions, anger addictions, workaholism, internet addictions, ritualistic behaviours, self-injurious behaviour, verbally inappropriate behaviour.
It would be nearly impossible to provide a comprehensive list of addictions as every day in modern society there would be more to add as these behaviours evolve and morph and in some people are more prevalent than others. The function of this list is to break the expectation that addictions and maladaptive behaviours are confined to the obvious substance use disorders and while seemingly "harmless" have very real and "harmful" impacts on the wellbeing of recipients of maladaptive behaviours.
As children raised in maladaptive behaviour households whereby one or both parent has a prominent behaviour cycle that