- Edward Khantzian
Dr. Edward J. Khantzian is a clinical professor of
psychiatryat Harvard Medical School. [http://www.divisiononaddictions.org/faculty/khantzian.pdf] He is the co-originator of the self-medicationhypothesis of drug abusewhich states that individuals abuse drugs in attempt to self-medicate. As an example, individuals with attention deficit disordercommonly abuse cocaineand amphetamineswhich work similarly to Ritalinby enhancing dopaminergic activity in the brain. [http://self-med-hypothesis.tripod.com/id5.html] Dr. Khantzian is a graduate of Boston Universityand completed his medical education at Albany Medical Collegeof Union University.
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