Self-Medicating Anxiety Raises Risk of Social Phobia and Substance Abuse Disorders

Individuals with anxiety-related symptoms who self-medicate with drugs or alcohol have a higher risk of having a substance abuse problem and social phobia, researchers from the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, revealed in Archives of General Psychiatry.

The article can be accessed at: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/232045.php

Source: Medical News Today – August 8, 2011

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