The Health Issue: The Self-medicating Animal

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

  • Why Do People with Bipolar Disorder Drink and Use Substances?
    For the majority of people, we are self-medicating. Take care of the bipolar and you take care of the substance abuse issue. If we want to help people with bipolar disorder stop using substances that make life worse for everyone, we need to change how we ...
    09/15/2017 - 9:39 am | View Link
  • Self-Acceptance in the Face of Addiction and HIV
    My self-medicating grew worse. At some point ... Part of my tipping point to change was my willingness to finally admit that I had an issue. Despite my life crumbling around me, it took a massive amount of energy and motivation to make the decision ...
    09/15/2017 - 6:05 am | View Link
  • The 10 Things Treatment for Binge Eating Disorder Gave Me
    After years of dealing with binge eating disorder, I was extremely overweight and everyone around me thought the issue was laziness ... a teen — and hit the streets — that other forms of self-medicating became thrusted upon me, constantly available ...
    09/13/2017 - 11:14 am | View Link
  • Mumbai flood – Take antibiotics immediately if you walked through flood waters, says BMC
    This has caused experts to issue a warning of a possible leptospirosis contagion ... However, it is advised that people first visit their general physicians first before self medicating. Pregnant women are mostly at risk because acute leptospirosis ...
    09/3/2017 - 6:30 pm | View Link
  • Study of bee health finds no natural medicine in once-promising compound
    But in the current issue of PLOS ONE they report that result was not repeated. Credit: UMass Amherst A new study of possible self-medicating behavior in bumble bees conducted by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst reports that a once ...
    08/28/2017 - 5:45 am | View Link
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  • Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin. – Mother Jones
    Schizophrenic. Killer. My Cousin. It’s insanity to kill your father with a kitchen knife. It’s also insanity to close hospitals, fire therapists, and leave ...
    09/15/2017 - 8:34 am | View Website
  • Health in India
    There is huge geographical variation in India, so in different areas, heat, cold and altitude can cause health problems. Hygiene is poor in most regions so food and ...
    09/15/2017 - 6:11 am | View Website
  • Fund a Mental Health Revolution
    people around the world are suffering from mental health issues.
    09/15/2017 - 4:16 am | View Website
  • The Connection Between Mental Illness and Substance Abuse ...
    Self-Medication. By far the most common issue connecting mental illness and substance abuse is the intention of patients to medicate the mental health symptoms that ...
    09/14/2017 - 5:32 pm | View Website
  • Why People Self-Medicate | Dual Diagnosis
    People with mental illnesses might abuse drugs or alcohol for reasons that would be familiar to people who don't struggle with mental health.
    09/14/2017 - 2:09 am | View Website
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