The Health Issue: The Self-medicating Animal

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

  • Opioid crisis remains 'hidden epidemic,' Fraser Health report finds
    Dr. Victoria Lee, chief medical health officer for Fraser Health and author of the new report, said the research highlights a critical issue of self-medication. "People that are using substances are self-medicating whether it's because of pain that's ...
    01/22/2018 - 8:54 am | View Link
  • C-PTSD and Eating Disorders
    Perhaps not surprisingly, survivors of traumatic events often lurch from one form of self-medicating behavior to another ... When a person with PTSD seeks therapy for an eating disorder or other issue, it usually becomes clear very quickly that they ...
    01/19/2018 - 3:08 am | View Link
  • Experts warn of shortfall in mental health professionals
    "Workforce has been an ongoing issue for attracting and retaining health professionals ... "We often say our clients have been self-medicating for their mental health situations. "We can't even access a mental health nurse - there are only a certain ...
    01/17/2018 - 4:18 pm | View Link
  • Overcoming the stigma of mental illness
    “NAMI has worked so hard to dispel this horrible shame and guilt around this issue. You just don’t have good health ... “She was in graduate school when she just crashed. She had been self-medicating with alcohol and was very depressed but was ...
    01/16/2018 - 6:00 pm | View Link
  • Butler County Jail administrators seek to improve inmate mental health
    (KWCH) Jails and prisons nationwide are facing a similar issue - how to properly help the high number ... they're not in that controlled environment so they'll go back to self-medicating with drugs or alcohol or they may decide they don't need their ...
    07/17/2017 - 12:48 pm | View Link
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  • 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 ...
    01/17/2018 - 4:53 am | View Website
  • The Self Medication Theory of Addiction
    The self-medication theory of addiction is the idea that people use addictive substances or behaviors to cope with a physical or mental health issue. The self-medication theory of addiction is the idea that people use addictive substances or behaviors to cope with a physical or mental health issue.
    01/17/2018 - 1:18 am | View Website
  • Why People Self-Medicate | Dual Diagnosis
    Why People Self-Medicate. ... A study of the issue in the journal Health Services Research suggests that the amount of drugs people take on a regular basis can be ...
    01/16/2018 - 8:46 pm | View Website
  • Self-Medicating with Drugs and Alcohol: Risks & Getting Help
    Self-medication is the treatment of self-recognized or self-diagnosed health problems typically with over-the ... But there are many ways self-medicating can go awry ...
    01/16/2018 - 1:15 pm | View Website
  • Are You Self-Medicating? | News | Futures of Palm Beach
    The act of self-medicating occurs when you turn to drugs or alcohol as a way to deal with tough issues Are You Self-Medicating
    01/16/2018 - 12:58 am | View Website
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