Posts Tagged ‘substance abuse’

March 3, 2013

Alcohol, Weed and Self Medication

What do we mean by “self-medication”?  The term gets thrown around a lot but I think it’s actually pretty apt.People use all types of drug to modify their moods. For people with more troublesome mood problems the risk of getting in to trouble with drugs is more likely as people will often “self medicate” trying […]

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November 3, 2012

Is Being a Little Bit Depressed Like Being a Little Bit Pregnant?

I always tell my patients, “a little bit of depression goes a long way.”  In the USA there is a lot of emphasis on managing problems by yourself.  Even people who are struggling with serious problems such as the loss of a loved one, a major medical problem or financial difficulty will frequently apologize for […]

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