Medical Dictionary

self–medicate

verb self–med·i·cate \-ˈmed-ə-ˌkāt\
self–med·i·cat·edself–med·i·cat·ing

Medical Definition of SELF-MEDICATE

transitive verb
:  to treat by self-medication <the patient had attempted to self–medicate depression>
intransitive verb
:  to treat oneself by self-medication <patients with dental pain often self–medicate with analgesics>

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