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de·pen·dence(dĕ-pen'dents), Avoid the misspelling dependance.
dependencePsychiatry A CNS adaptation to the persistent presence of a sedative. See Substance dependence, Tobacco dependence. Cf Addiction Substance abuse A psychological or physiologic need to use a substance–usually a narcotic on a chronic and repeated basis; dependence on the drug may become overwhelming, compelling the user to sacrifice quality of life for the drug. See Addict. Cf Addiction.
de·pen·dence(dĕ-pen'dĕns) Avoid the misspelling dependance.
Patient discussion about dependence
Q. Is there any depression which is dependent on something. is there any depression which is dependent on something and whenever that thing strikes the depression arrives?
Q. What is the difference between alcoholism, alcohol abuse and alcohol dependent?
Q. Does anyone have ideas for ways to overcome concentration problems without depending on medications? I'm reallllllly trying hard to study for my final exams and my ADD seems to bother me every time I touch the desk. Sometimes my thoughts fly out when I only think of how much I still have to study today!!! please- help if you can... I really don't want to start with meds...