The Health Issue: The Self-medicating Animal

What can we learn from chimps and sheep and maybe even insects that practice medicine on themselves?

  • Doctors seek help for mental ill-health
    Abuse of prescription drugs was the main issue for 57% of those with substance issues ... "Practitioners often resort to self-managing and self-medicating their problems which in turn results in them presenting late and often in crisis when their problems ...
    04/12/2018 - 1:47 pm | View Link
  • Daphne Bramham: Busting the myth that doctors are to blame for the opiate overdose crisis
    He said that panel members had all heard stories about chronic pain sufferers self-medicating by buying street drugs and ... But we haven’t found that’s what the issue is here.” Illicit fentanyl was the cause of the earliest deaths that the panel ...
    04/9/2018 - 11:22 pm | View Link
  • Tory and other Canadian mayors plea for federal help for mental health and addiction issues
    “This is a crisis like we’ve never seen before in public health and it’s wiping out many, many people with mental health challenges who are self-medicating with opioids ... and addictions is “the next issue that we should tackle as a unified ...
    04/9/2018 - 11:09 am | View Link
  • Canada’s big city mayors calling for national benchmarks to tackle mental health crisis
    “This should be the next issue we should tackle as a unified group of mayors ... many people with mental health challenges who are self-medicating with opioids, and people who have been addicted to prescribed opioids, who are now having to buy street ...
    04/9/2018 - 6:32 am | View Link
  • Providers grapple with treating mental health, drug issues
    His bipolar disorder diagnosis didn't come until he was 21, but he was already self-medicating. "When I was little ... options and also continues to monitor their progress. The biggest issue he is seeing, though, is the lethal combination of ...
    03/11/2018 - 12:01 am | View Link
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  • Self-Medicating with Alcohol? | Here to Help
    About the author. Murphy is Executive Director of the Canadian Mental Health Association's Kamloops Branch
    04/15/2018 - 5:34 am | View Website
  • Opioid epidemic
    The opioid epidemic or opioid crisis is the rapid increase in the use of prescription and non-prescription opioid drugs in the United States and Canada beginning in the late 1990s and continuing throughout the first two decades of the 2000s.
    04/14/2018 - 7:19 pm | View Website
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    Explore all aspects of military life whether active service member, veteran, family or just learning. Follow the news, history and pulse of military life today.
    04/14/2018 - 11:33 am | View Website
  • A List of Tests and Assessments to Diagnose Mental Health ...
    There are a plethora of tests and assessment techniques that can be used to assist in the diagnosis of mental health disorders.
    04/12/2018 - 9:08 pm | View Website
  • Prostate Health
    Prostate Health Reversing Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) and Preventing Prostate Cancer News You Can Use Click here to read the Medical Disclaimer
    04/12/2018 - 4:36 pm | View Website
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