Find another word for self-medication. In this page you can discover 6 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for self-medication, like: antithyroid, , antihelminthic, polypharmacy, clozapine and bupropion.
Although alcohol and drug use can cause depression, depressed teens may also turn to drugs or alcohol as a form of self-medication, creating a vicious cycle.
However, this self-medication eventually creates even more problems.
Substance abuse: Abuse of alcohol and other drugs as forms of self-medication for overwhelming depression.
However, since this is an area that may require delicate calibration -- especially if you're on prescription meds -- you should always consult with your doctor before embarking on self-medication with chromium.
That makes supplements that have a direct impact on this area, such as chromium (often touted for weight-loss purposes) unsuitable for self-medication.