Maladaptive behavior

/mal·a·dap·tive/ /be·hav·ior/

Maladaptive behavior is a psychological term used to describe irrational and self-destructive behavior. A person who displays this behavior fails to live in reality. Afflicted individuals typically hold onto false beliefs, no matter how contrary the evidence may be. Additionally, those who display maladaptive behaviors are in immediate need of psychiatric assistance.  

Maladaptive behavior is a very dangerous one, often leaving individuals with a complete loss of self-control, or self-awareness. Those afflicted fail to see that their behavior is a problem, and therefore, opt out of seeking psychiatric assistance. A person suffering from maladaptive behavior see no fault in their decision making, while everyone else is ‘wrong,’ or ‘stupid.’ 

Unfortunately, maladaptive behavior is a largely shared disorder amongst  our nation’s youth. However, there are many therapeutic programs that offer substantial psychiatric treatments to those afflicted. Moreover, residential treatment programs are the most effective choice for suffering teenage girls. 






Math, also known as mathematics, is the abstract science of number, quantity, and space. Mathematics is one of the four core courses of study in basic education. There are many levels of difficulties in mathematics. The specific level or difficulty of one’s class of mathematics, depends on the individual’s mathematical aptitude, as well as their grade, and institution.

When speaking in generalities, students study math every year of their schooling, beginning in kindergarten and concluding with the completion of 12th grade. As every student must participate in Mathematics, and furthermore, acquire a certain amount of credits for mathematics, it is a significantly important study.




In psychology, maturity is the ability to respond to the environment in an appropriate manner. This response is generally learned rather than instinctive. Maturity also encompasses being aware of the correct time and place to behave and knowing when to act, according to the circumstances and the culture of the society one lives in.

The level of one's maturity may have multiple factors. Mental illness or psychological disorders, a person's environment and/ or the way a person was raised, all are contributing factors on a person's maturity level.

Troubled young people often display immaturity and immature behaviors. This is mainly due to the fact that troubled young men and women generally lack discipline. It is usually as simple as : troubled young adults and teens view making mature decisions as boring, while often choosing to act on self-indulgences, instead.

Troubled young men and women’s’ development into maturity can be problematic and seemingly futile. However, there are many treatment options for these types of young men and women. Treatment programs like, independent living programs, group homes, residential treatment centers, and transitional living programs are all viable resources. However, wilderness therapy has proven to be among the most effective of treatment options to consider.

Medical support

/ /sup.port/

Medical support refers to the support system within a medical community. The staff of a medical team are what make-up medical support. The medical support team provide patients with medical care and treatment for whatever ailments they are being treated for. in other words, without the support of the medical team, there is no treatment.

The specific kind of medical support an individual requires exclusively depends on what kind of ailment or disorder they happen to be suffering from. In terms of therapeutic treatment, an individual can expect medical support in the form of therapies and therapeutic activities. The medical support of psychological professionals is to provide an individual with therapeutic treatment, in hopes that their treatment may heal or mend the therapeutic ailments of the suffering individual.

Mental health

Men.tal / health

Mayo clinic defines mental health as, "a person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being." An individual's mental health may be damaged, or even failing, but this does not mean that their mental state is permanently damaged. With proper mental health counseling, a psychologically ailing individual can restore their mental health, and live a productive, healthy lifestyle. This is an important notion for a parent of a psychologically struggling teen to know.

Unfortunately, many young people struggle with the state of their mental health. Many young men and women struggle with age of adolescence and young adulthood due to the new stresses that these transitional phases bring. If a young person is ill-prepared to face the new struggles of this transitional phase, they may lash out and display negative behavioral patterns. Luckily for young people such as these, there are treatment options to assist them in restoring their mental state.



Motivation is defined as the process that initiates, guides, and maintains goal-oriented behaviors. Motivation is a human, inborn characteristic that allows us to do things necessary for living, such as eating food when hungry and drinking water when thirsty. Moreover, outside of natural instincts, motivation is what allows an individual to strive for a better a life. If a person lacks motivation, they will fail to reach their full potential in areas of life they desire to strive in.

Motivation is generally used to describe why a person makes the choices they do in every day life. For instance, if a person’s motivation is to achieve high marks in academics, their choices will accordingly be to chosen in order to reach that goal. Contrariwise, if a person’s motivation is to have fun instead of academic achievement, that individual will choose to make choices that hinder their academic status.

Motivation can be positive or negative, it just depends on an individuals priorities and the desire to achieve their goals. If a young person has negative motivation, they may have set their priorities to things like, obtaining drugs and/or alcohol, or putting the time in effort into negative relationships. However, if a young person simply reprioritizes their personal goals to positive endeavors (school, vocational goals etc.) they will be able to regain control of their life and meet their potential.