Common Forms of Self-Medicating Anxiety and Depression
People with anxiety and depression find various ways to cope with their condition. We discuss the top four forms of self-medicating individuals like to use. Anxiety and depression are some of the most common mental health conditions in the United States, affecting millions of adults. Both conditions can make everyday life feel more challenging. And unfortunately, there’s still some stigma surrounding getting help for mental health issues. As a result, some individuals turn to various forms of self-medication — both healthy and unhealthy — to cope with their condition. In many cases, self-medicating isn’t very helpful, and it’s never a proper replacement for professional help. Let’s discuss some of the most common types of self-medication and evaluate whether each method is beneficial.