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dependent

 [de-pen´dent]
1. pertaining to dependence or to dependency.
2. hanging down.
dependent personality disorder a personality disorder marked by excessive need to be taken care of, with submissiveness and clinging and preoccupation with fears of abandonment, so that others are allowed to assume responsibility for major areas of one's life. Persons with the disorder need advice and reassurance in decision making, yield responsibility, initiative, and independence, avoid disagreement, voluntarily undertake unpleasant tasks to ensure further care, subordinate their own desires to those of the people they depend on to avoid jeopardizing those relationships, and feel discomfort or helplessness when alone, indiscriminately rushing to new relationships.

dependent

/de·pen·dent/ (-ent)
1. exhibiting dependence or dependency.
2. hanging down.

dependent

(dĭ-pĕn′dənt)
adj.
1. Determined, influenced, or controlled by something else.
2. Needing to continue use of a drug or other substance or engagement in a specific activity in order to avoid experiencing withdrawal symptoms: dependent on alcohol.

de·pen′dent·ly adv.

dependent

pertaining to a condition of being reliant on someone or something else for help, support, favor, and other needs, as a child is dependent on a parent, a narcotics addict is dependent on a drug, or one variable is dependent on another. depend, v.

dependent

Anatomy
adjective Referring to the lowermost aspect of a body part or cavity; decubital ulcers occur on the dependent parts (e.g., sacrum), and abscesses and tumour masses tend to collect in the most dependent regions of a cavity (e.g., in the cul-de-sac in acute peritonitis), which is the most diagnostically-productive site for aspirated fluids (which are analysed in cytology).
 
Managed care
noun A health plan’s spouse and eligible child or other member who meets the applicable eligibility requirements of a group benefits agreement, and is enrolled in Plan under its provisions.
 
Psychiatry
adjective See Dependent personality disorder.
 
Vox populi
noun Any person (e.g., wife, children, grandparents (occasionally) and other significant others) who relies on another for his or her financial support.

dependent

adjective Psychiatry See Dependent personality disorder noun Managed care A health plan's spouse and eligible child or other member who meets the applicable eligibility requirements of a Group Benefits Agreement and is enrolled in Plan under its provisions.

de·pen·dent

(dĕ-pen'dĕnt)
In health care finance, a patient, other than the insured, who is entitled to coverage under the insured's policy; such designation varies widely depending on insurer or geographic or legal jurisdiction.

Patient discussion about dependent

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?

A. Well Anthony, almost all depression had some known dependency on something. But its regular dependency and frequency increment or decrement will differ a lot. One kind of depression like seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is where every individual remains depressed every year at the same time, which may be due to seasonal changes like winter and summer. In SAD the depression arrives every year at the same time and it seems to be arrival of depression dependent on the season.

Q. What is the difference between alcoholism, alcohol abuse and alcohol dependent?

A. Alcoholism is the high carve for drinking without caring for negative results it will have on physical, mental, emotional and social life. A binge drinker who continues to drink even though the problem has started in his normal life will lead to alcohol abuse and he may start the journey for alcoholism. In alcohol dependence the drinker steps up from the alcohol abuse and the crave increases in spite of the biggest problem on head. We can say that alcohol dependence is alcoholism.

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...

A. Omega-3 fatty acids, phosphatidylserine, zinc and magnesium may have benefits with regard to ADD symptoms. i take omega-3 fatty acids every day for the past year and it helped me go threw a ruff year of studying.

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Either the mode in which the federal government is to be constructed will render it sufficiently dependent on the people, or it will not.
As the valuable furs soon became scarce in the neighborhood of the settlements, the Indians of the vicinity were stimulated to take a wider range in their hunting expeditions; they were generally accompanied on these expeditions by some of the traders or their dependents, who shared in the toils and perils of the chase, and at the same time made themselves acquainted with the best hunting and trapping grounds, and with the remote tribes, whom they encouraged to bring their peltries to the settlements.
When, for instance, we say that Napoleon ordered armies to go to war, we combine in one simultaneous expression a whole series of consecutive commands dependent one on another.
1) In diction, dialect and style it is obviously dependent upon Homer, and is therefore considerably later than the "Iliad" and "Odyssey": moreover, as we have seen, it is in revolt against the romantic school, already grown decadent, and while the digamma is still living, it is obviously growing weak, and is by no means uniformly effective.
But a plant on the edge of a desert is said to struggle for life against the drought, though more properly it should be said to be dependent on the moisture.
And when I mention honour, I mean that mode of Divine grace which is not only consistent with, but dependent upon, this religion; and is consistent with and dependent upon no other.
The human world is just as dependent upon women's powers as upon men's.
They make psychology increasingly dependent on physiology and external observation, and tend to think of matter as something much more solid and indubitable than mind.
Although he said nothing to her that he could not have said before everybody, he felt that she was becoming more and more dependent upon him, and the more he felt this, the better he liked it, and the tenderer was his feeling for her.
His exertions had made him highly successful in his profession; and his affectionate anxiety to provide for the future of those who were dependent on his labours had impelled him, from the time of his marriage, to devote to the insuring of his life a much larger portion of his income than most men consider it necessary to set aside for that purpose.
He was weighed down by debt, his brother's family was dependent on him, he was forced to write at heart-breaking speed, and is said never to have corrected his work.
In those instances in which the monarch finally prevailed over his vassals, his success was chiefly owing to the tyranny of those vassals over their dependents.

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