Self-medication  

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Self-medication is a term used to describe the use of drugs (including alcohol) or other self-soothing forms of behavior to treat untreated and often undiagnosed mental distress, stress and anxiety, including mental illnesses and/or psychological trauma.

Cannabis

Cannabis is a psychedelic that is considered to have both stimulating and sedating properties and anxiolytic or anxiogenic properties, depending on the individual and circumstances of his use. Depressant properties are more obvious in occasional users, and stimulating properties are more common in chronic users. Khantzian noted that research had not sufficiently addressed a theoretical mechanism for cannabis, and therefore did not include it in the SMH.

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