Since adaptation is the very essence of life, it is not strange that man as the most highly developed species has developed not only anatomical adjustments, which protect him physiologically in respect to his environment, but also psychological devices, which assist him in dealing with his emotional needs and life's stresses. These devices help to meet such needs as those for affection, personal security, personal value, and defense against anxiety.
An updated version of Maladapting is included in my new book, Help Me!. More information, including the table of contents, reviews and purchasing information is available on the Help Me! page.