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Definition of the noun Self-medication

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  1. Medication of oneself without professional advice in order to treat a real or imagined condition.


  1. "Self-medication" a.k.a. "Self Medication" is an album by the New York City ska band The Slackers. It was released on Indication Records in 2008.
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Self-medication is a human behavior in which an individual uses a substance or any exogenous influence to self-administer treatment for often unmanaged, undiagnosed physical or psychological ailments.

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Google previewIssues in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Education: 2013 Edition (2013)

According to news originating from Calcutta, India, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, “Self-medication is a widely prevalent practice in India. It assumes a special significance among medical students as they are the future ...

Google previewLiteracy in Human Development (1998)

by Marta Kohl de Oliveira, Jaan Valsiner

Self-medication is a common practice, because there are no enforceable restrictions against purchasing almost any kind of prescription medicine over the counter. The teacher's presupposition, which, as we shall see below, is not borne out, ...

Google previewDoctors as Patients (2005)

by Petre Jones

Self-medication is a bad move on most occasions but must never happen at all, ever, for anything to do with your stress levels, mind, sleep or anything else CNS. Another good reason to avoid self-treatment is that, as we have seen, human ...

Google previewLatter-Day Divorce and Beyond (2006)

Surviving Singlehood by Jennifer James

The self-medication is a double-edged sword. It comforts by checking us out of reality for a time, but it also can damage our spirits by inflicting a harsher fragility that induces self-loathing. Another thing to consider is that the baggage with an ...

Google previewKentucky Medical Journal (1913)

Self-medication is an evil practice by a class of people ignorant of the fundamental laws of nature and not capable of comprehending the chemistry of drugs and its relation to the physiological activity of the human body. They consider it time ...

Google previewEconomic Growth, Poverty, and Household Welfare in Vietnam (2004)

by Paul Glewwe, Nisha Agrawal, David Dollar

In a developing economy like Vietnam, where both public and private health care infrastructures are relatively basic, self-medication is an important form of health care. Freer availability of drugs contributes to household welfare. Worldwide ...

Google previewPharmaceutical Freedom (2017)

Why Patients Have a Right to Self Medicate by Jessica Flanigan

In light of this rapid rise in use and addiction, an important objection to rights of self-medication is that unrestricted access to addictive and dangerous pharmaceuticals would increase use—just as alcohol and tobacco use is widespread in part ...

Google previewSexually Transmitted Infections (2014)

by Bhushan Kumar, Somesh Gupta

Self-medication is a common practice in the developing world for many infections . This is especially true of STIs due to stigma and confidentiality issues. Many pharmacies act as surrogate clinics where the pharmacists prescribe drugs based ...

Google previewTest Of Reasoning (2007)

by Thorpe

Worldwide, more and more governments are accepting the self-medication concept. Self-medication is a fact of life. With its broad use and social acceptance , no health policy should ignore self-medication. Rather, health policy should ask how ...

Google previewPediatric Solid Organ Transplantation (2009)

by Richard N. Fine, Steven A. Webber, William E. Harmon, Deirdre A. Kelly, Kim M. Olthoff

Self-medication is an important aspect of becoming an independent young adult but it must be seen in the context of shared decision making, self-care and self- management [63]. Experimentation is a normal part of adolescent development ...

Google previewDictionary of Pharmaceutical Medicine (2017)

by Gerhard Nahler

self-medication, non-prescription drug, over-the-counter (OTC); drug ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Elder Care (2013)

The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric Health and Social Care, Third Edition by Michael L. Malone, MD, Paul R. Katz, MD, Mathy Mezey

SELF-MEDICATION. Age-related physiological and psychosocial changes, increasing prevalence of chronic disease, and the likelihood of multiple pathologies predispose older people to experience problems with medications. Medication ...

Google previewThe International Encyclopedia of Primatology, 3 Volume Set (2017)

by Agust?n Fuentes

Conclusions Self-medication takes on many forms and is likely to be much more common among primates than currently reported. More research is needed to demonstrate how these behaviors improve health, individual fitness, and ...

Google previewThe Complete Encyclopedia of Medicine & Health (2006)

by J. P. Schadé

Self-medication offers you the benefits of increased convenience while giving you greater control over looking after your own health. Many doctors now actively encourage self-medication because it allows patients to share responsibility for ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Sleep and Dreams (2012)

The Evolution, Function, Nature, and Mysteries of Slumber by Deirdre Barrett, Patrick McNamara

New re- search needs to investigate the interactions between weekend ecstasy use and weekday self-medication of sleep-inducing substances, including benzodiazepines. From the existing evidence it can be proposed that recreational ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Public Health. 2 Vol. (2008)

by Wilhelm Kirch

and some specific issues, such as animal and human research, self-medication, controlled substances, alternative medicines, ...

Google previewMosby's Dental Dictionary (2007)

by Elsevier, Mosby

history case, self-medication, n as part of the medical history process, practitioner should ask patient for descriptions of the type and ...

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

by Thomas Nordegren

Self-medication Medication of oneself without professional supervision to alleviate an illness or condition, as by using an over- the-counter drug or preparation. Seller Colloquial term for a seller of drugs. Selodorm Drug containing more than ...

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