Self-Medicating in Mental Illness, Substance Abuse & Addiction- The Challenges of Dual Diagnosis

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Acta Medica International,2014,1,2,54.
Published:July 2014
Type:Guest Editorial

Self-Medicating in Mental Illness, Substance Abuse & Addiction- The Challenges of Dual Diagnosis

Gireesh Bembalkar

Senior Advisor, Global Clinton Promoter USA

Abstract:

Self-Medicating without a doctor’s oversight to overcome and/or manage treatable Brain Disorders is common and risky. Can you imagine perspiring heavily for no obvious reason, having debilitating palpitations and mind racing in paranoia, while waiting in a checkout line at the local grocery store? Can you imagine going to the grocery store at 6 am or 9 pm in order to avoid the Panic and Social Anxiety, associated with being in a tight, long queue and held captive from running outside because of your silly trolley full of fresh groceries?

Imagine your mind, flashing from one thought to the next with lightning speed, without control; or imagine not being able to tell the difference between reality and hallucinations. Although you know in your mind that you have no physical problems, you feel like a slave in hell, physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. How about considering suicide? Read more. . .

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