The Health Issue: The Self-medicating Animal

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

  • EXCHANGE: Drug, mental health court grads get second chance
    They were joined by four other people who were the first graduates of the county's Mental Health Recovery Court, a similar initiative that helps people whose underlying problem is a mental health issue ... That led to self-medicating with crack cocaine.
    05/26/2017 - 7:25 pm | View Link
  • The Self-Medicating Animal
    Nor could the researchers prove that these chimps had been sick and became well after self-medicating. Huffman, a professor at Kyoto University in Japan, has since become a leading expert on animal self-medication. In recent decades, primatologists have ...
    05/20/2017 - 5:09 pm | View Link
  • Letters: Fairview Developmental Center offers needed mental health space
    Many of those using are self medicating. There are over 14,000 homeless persons ... s urban counties in mental health spaces for individuals. We must address this issue. We have the data that shows that wrap-around care and family psychoeducation work ...
    05/18/2017 - 9:50 am | View Link
  • Patients See Gaps In Treating Both A Mental Health And Substance Use Disorder
    and my answer is ' — yes.' It really is both." Albanese goes as far as saying that most addiction is self-medicating for a mental health issue like trauma. But he says substance use itself can cause or exacerbate mental health issues. "Once you're caught ...
    05/7/2017 - 10:44 pm | View Link
  • A new weapon in the war against opioid abuse?
    Of note, patients who received HTX-011 were able to control their pain much better than those taking a placebo and self-medicating with opioid pills ... hopeful that because this is such a high-profile issue and because we have a product that can reduce ...
    05/3/2017 - 11:49 am | View Link
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  • Dealing with marijuana in the workplace
    Dealing with marijuana in the workplace . February 3, 2017 Stuart Rudner Employee Relations, Employment/Labour Standards, Health and Safety, HR Policies and ...
    05/24/2017 - 9:52 am | View Website
  • The New York Times Magazine
    The Health Issue What Animals Taught Me About Being Human. Surrounding myself with animals to feel less alone was a mistake: The greatest comfort is in knowing their ...
    05/24/2017 - 6:39 am | 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.
    05/24/2017 - 5:49 am | View Website
  • New York Times Science News
    New federal rules may make it easier for researchers to conduct behavioral experiments. Critics worry that academics cannot judge whether their studies are harmful.
    05/23/2017 - 3:51 pm | 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 ...
    05/20/2017 - 8:24 am | View Website
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