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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...

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As far as India is concerned, the Central Government is authorised under Section 90 of the Income Tax Act, 1961 to enter into an agreement with a foreign country or specified territory for avoidance of double taxation of income and for the exchange of information for the prevention of evasion or avoidance of income-tax chargeable under the Income-tax Act, 1961.
They need to change the law so that certain forms of tax avoidance become tax evasion, and then prosecute those that are guilty of it.
Designers and promoters of avoidance schemes should come forward now if they havent already disclosed a scheme to us.
Jane Ellison, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, said: "People who peddle tax avoidance schemes deny the country of vital tax revenue and this government is determined to make sure they pay.
Paul Noble, tax director at Pinsent Masons, said: "HMRC has had a number of high-profile wins in tackling tax avoidance, with some of the UK's most famous faces suffering intense public scrutiny for their supposed involvement.
The application in the automotive sector accounted for the largest share of the collision avoidance systems market in 2014 and this trend is expected to continue during the forecast period.
Compared with static self-occlusion avoidance, the visual object keeps moving in the process of dynamic self-occlusion avoidance, which makes it impossible to accomplish the dynamic self-occlusion avoidance through moving the camera to the calculated next best view directly.
In a multivariate analysis, the prevalence or severity of touch avoidance didn't vary by gender.
7874, regardless of whether there is a principal purpose of tax avoidance.
Mr Miliband intervened on Wednesday in the escalating row over alleged tax avoidance activities linked to HSBC's Swiss subsidiary by naming Lord Fink - under the cloak of parliamentary privilege - as one of the UK citizens listed as having an account at the bank's Geneva branch and accusing Mr Cameron of being "a dodgy Prime Minister surrounded by dodgy donors".
ED Miliband has challenged David Cameron to say whether he agrees with a former Conservative treasurer's claim that "everyone" engages in tax avoidance.