Self-medication can be defined as the self-consuming of medication without getting advice from a physician for either diagnosis or treatment and the treatment of common health problems with medicines especially. The use of a substance to lessen the negative effects of stress, anxiety, or other mental disorders, which may leads to addiction and other drug or alcohol related problems, other forms of behavior to alleviate symptoms of mental distress, including mental illnesses and psychological trauma.
Self-Medication is related to Psychiatry. Psychiatry OpenAccess is a peer reviewed Journal, with rapid publication process. It covers the topics such as stress, anxiety disorders, antidepressants, Behavioral changes, emotions, eating disorders, Phobias, Amnesia, Addiction, Child Sexual Abuse, Child Adolescent Psychiatry, Cognitive Disorders and not limited to above areas.