• (noun): Lack of independence or self-sufficiency.
    Synonyms: dependance, dependency
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on dependence:

Severity Of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire
... The Severity of Alcohol Dependence Questionnaire (SADQ or SAD-Q) is a 20 item clinical screening tool designed to measure the presence and level of alcohol dependence ... Craving and relief drinking Typical daily consumption Reinstatement of dependence after a period of abstinence ... A score of over 30 indicates severe alcohol dependence ...
Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome
... Excessive use of alcohol leads to tolerance, physical dependence, and an alcohol withdrawal syndrome ... alcohol, are well known for their propensity to induce physiological dependence ... Dependence on other sedative-hypnotics increases the severity of the withdrawal syndrome ...
Benzodiazepine Dependence - History
... Previously, physical dependence on benzodiazepines was largely thought to occur only in people on high-therapeutic-dose ranges and low- or normal-dose dependence was not suspected until the 1970s and it ... Low-dose dependence has now been clearly demonstrated in both animal studies and human studies, and is a recognized clinical disadvantage of ... at low dosage be prescribed for a maximum of 7–14 days to avoid dependence ...
Psychological Dependence
... In the APA Dictionary of Psychology, psychological dependence is defined as "dependence on a psychoactive substance for the reinforcement it provides." Most times psychological dependence is ... "craving" for something and psychological dependence is a "need" for a particular substance because it causes enjoyable mental affects ... Psychological dependence begins after the first trial which a person then becomes satisfied and the satisfaction increases with each use ...
Benzodiazepine Dependence - Definition
... Benzodiazepine dependence is the condition resulting from repeated use of benzodiazepine drugs ... It can include both a physical dependence as well as a psychological dependence and is typified by a withdrawal syndrome upon a fall in blood plasma levels of benzodiazepines, e.g ...

More definitions of "dependence":

  • (noun): Being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcotic drugs).
    Synonyms: addiction, dependency, habituation

Famous quotes containing the word dependence:

    ... the whole Wilsonian buncombe ... its ideational hollowness, its ludicrous strutting and bombast, its heavy dependence upon greasy and meaningless words, its frequent descents to mere sound and fury, signifying nothing.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    The invalid is a parasite on society. In a certain state it is indecent to go on living. To vegetate on in cowardly dependence on physicians and medicaments after the meaning of life, the right to life, has been lost ought to entail the profound contempt of society.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The more the specific feelings of being under obligation range themselves under a supreme principle of human dependence the clearer and more fertile will be the realization of the concept, indispensable to all true culture, of service; from the service of God down to the simple social relationship as between employer and employee.
    Johan Huizinga (1872–1945)