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med·i·cate

(med'i-kāt),
1. To treat disease by the giving of drugs.
2. To impregnate with a medicinal substance.
[L. medico, pp. -atus, to heal]

medicate

(mĕd′ĭ-kāt′)
tr.v. medi·cated, medi·cating, medi·cates
1.
a. To administer a medicinal substance to (a patient).
b. To treat (a disease or condition) with medication.
2. To add a medicinal agent to (a substance): The lozenges are medicated with menthol.

med′i·ca′tive adj.

med·i·cate

(med'i-kāt)
1. To treat disease by the giving of drugs.
2. To impregnate with a medicinal substance.
[L. medico, pp. -atus, to heal]

med·i·cate

(med'i-kāt)
1. To treat disease by dispensing (i.e., prescribing) drugs.
2. To impregnate with medicinal substance.
[L. medico, pp. -atus, to heal]

Patient discussion about medicate

Q. is it ok to use drugs for medical reasons? and who is to decide when is necessary to use drugs when needed?

A. Today the most used "medical" drugs are narcotics- for pain relief, for patients who suffer extreme pain. All sorts of Codaine and Morphine types are used and on a very wide basis, and they are specially perscribed for ones who need them.

Q. How about Psychiatric Drugs for bipolar? One of my friend is suffering from bipolar. Will Psychiatric medications help him to come out of this affect?

A. from what i read- there are certain medication that can help. if the first one doesn't - there is a second and third line of medication. from a personal experience (not mine, a friend of the family) it can even save your friend's life..

Q. What medications are forbidden to take with alcohol? And why is that?

A. I think this web page will give you something to think about:
http://pubs.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/aa27.htm
apparently there are more drugs you shouldn’t mix with alcohol then I could think of…

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Prior to medicating her daughter a mother described the family situation, "We had behavior problems just driving in the car.
In explaining why they think parents should consider medicating their child's ADHD symptoms one couple justified, "It is so hard on parents.
MT7 did not know that her sister had been medicating her son for ADHD for years until she started to explore the option herself.
All of the participants in this study, whether they were currently medicating their child's symptoms, had either tried or were pursuing medication.
USA Today for August 8, 2000, reported that "some public schools are accusing parents of child abuse when they balk at giving their kids drugs such as Ritalin, and as judges begin to agree, some parents are medicating their children for fear of having them hauled away."
"It is obvious that the whole purpose of medicating him was to get him competent to be executed," Stickels said.
In his analysis of pseudoscientific thinking, Shermer identifies a number of characteristics that bolster faith in our current practices of medicating depression and anxiety.
When people seek to explain the alleged "epidemic" of depression, they don't look to the possibility of social causes and therefore the need for social changes, but instead focus on controlling and medicating the people who display disruptive symptoms.
Nonetheless, groups such as the American Pharmaceutical Association still worry about consumers medicating themselves without supervision.