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avoidance

 [ah-void´ans]
a conscious or unconscious defense mechanism consisting of refusal to encounter situations, activities, or objects that would produce conflict.

a·void·ance

(a-voyd'-ants),
In psychiatry, a term describing a decrease in strength of relationships or fear and withdrawal when conflict emerges. See: attachment. Compare: approach.

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.

avoidance

Etymology: ME, avoiden, to empty
(in psychiatry) a conscious or unconscious defense mechanism, physical or psychological, by which an individual tries to avoid or escape from unpleasant stimuli, conflicts, or feelings, such as anxiety, fear, pain, or danger.

avoidance

Psychiatry The intentional skirting of new interpersonal contacts to the extent of impairing social function

a·void·ance

(ă-voydăns)
In psychiatry, a term describing a decrease in strength of relationships or fear and withdrawal when conflict emerges.

a·void·ance

(ă-voydăns)
In psychiatry, a term describing a decrease in strength of relationships or fear and withdrawal when conflict emerges.
See: attachment

avoidance

a conscious or unconscious defensive reaction intended to escape anxiety, conflict, danger, fear or pain.

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?

A. Changing the nutrition profile will be of help and a good medical treatment for gout is also available. High protein food should be avoided. But lamb, pork, bacon, chicken, all fish, peas, beans and lentils can be taken in small amount, as protein is an important requirement for nutritional fulfillment, its intake should be in very small amounts. Alcohol should be reduced greatly, especially wine and beer. A good fluid intake of plain water is advised. Foods that aggravate shall be avoided.

Q. How do I avoid Sport injuries? I started climbing recently and going to the gym 3 times a week.

A. I had the same question, so I dug up a little bit through the web and found this wonderful site with a lot of tips + videos about “how to avoid sport injuries :
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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

A. I'm not sure how to avoid it but I can tell you for sure that going to check yourself every year is extremely important and has helped save so many lives. you can never be too carefull...

More discussions about avoidance
References in classic literature ?
Such a sailing is snatched, and you will hardly avoid mischief.
706-714) Be careful to avoid the anger of the deathless gods.
733-736) Do not expose yourself befouled by the fireside in your house, but avoid this.
Never make water in the mouths of rivers which flow to the sea, nor yet in springs; but be careful to avoid this.
780-781) Avoid the thirteenth of the waxing month for beginning to sow: yet it is the best day for setting plants.
But take care to avoid troubles which eat out the heart on the fourth of the beginning and ending of the month; it is a day very fraught with fate.
802-804) Avoid fifth days: they are unkindly and terrible.
That man is happy and lucky in them who knows all these things and does his work without offending the deathless gods, who discerns the omens of birds and avoids transgressions.
But to avoid too serious an air; can it be doubted, but that the finest woman in the world would lose all benefit of her charms in the eye of a man who had never seen one of another cast?
Creon desires to bury Oedipus on the confines of Thebes so as to avoid the pollution and yet offer due rites at his tomb.
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