Medical Dictionary

self-medicate

verb self-med·i·cate \ -ˈmed-ə-ˌkāt \

medical Definition of self-medicate

self-medicated; self-medicating
: to treat by self-medication
  • the patient had attempted to self-medicate depression
: to treat oneself by self-medication
  • patients with dental pain often self-medicate with analgesics

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