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a conscious or unconscious defense mechanism consisting of refusal to encounter situations, activities, or objects that would produce conflict.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


In psychiatry, a term describing a decrease in strength of relationships or fear and withdrawal when conflict emerges. See: attachment. Compare: approach.
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Psychiatry The intentional skirting of new interpersonal contacts to the extent of impairing social function
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In psychiatry, a term describing a decrease in strength of relationships or fear and withdrawal when conflict emerges.
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In psychiatry, a term describing a decrease in strength of relationships or fear and withdrawal when conflict emerges.
See: attachment
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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.

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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

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