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A phenomenon sometimes conflated and sometimes contrasted with dependency, in which a person has transitioned from liking a rewarding substance or behavior to requiring it.
Synonyms: dependency
MLewis about five years ago.

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User Discussion


"I would change the definition to match the DSM definition of addiction, and then add the DSM definition of dependency as well."
RPoldrack (about five years ago)


"How do addiction and dependency differ, if at all?"
MLewis (about five years ago)

Term History

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Definition contributed by MLewis about five years ago:Dependency

REVISION 3

Definition contributed by JMacLure about five years ago:Dependency

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Definition contributed by JMacLure about five years ago:Dependency

REVISION 1

Definition contributed by JMacLure about five years ago:Dependency

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