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avoidance/avoid·ance/ (ah-void´ans) a conscious or unconscious defense mechanism consisting of refusal to encounter situations, activities, or objects that would produce anxiety or conflict.
avoidancePsychiatry The intentional skirting of new interpersonal contacts to the extent of impairing social function
Patient discussion about avoidance
Q. Which food should be consumed and which should be avoided. Found some months before that my mother has very painful gout. Which food should be consumed and which should be avoided and why?
Q. How do I avoid Sport injuries? I started climbing recently and going to the gym 3 times a week.
Q. how to avoid breast cancer? i heard that wearing bras when sleeping causes breast cancer and i've been doing this for the past 2 years and now i'm so scared