self-medication(redirected from Self-medicating)
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Medication of oneself without professional supervision to treat an illness or condition, as by using an over-the-counter drug or preparation.
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self-medicationPsychiatry The consumption of a substance, without physician imput, to compensate for any medical or psychological condition. See Over-the-counter drug.
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The use of mood-altering substances, such as alcohol or opiates, in an attempt to alleviate depression, anxiety, or other psychiatric disorders.
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