Edward Khantzian is a professor of psychiatry, part time at Harvard Medical School. He is the originator of the self-medication hypothesis of drug abuse, which states that individuals abuse drugs in an attempt to self-medicate states of distress and suffering.
- "Harvard Catalyst Profiles: Edward John Khantzian, M.D.". Harvard University. Retrieved January 1, 2015.
- Fetting, Margaret (2012). Perspectives on Addiction: An Integrative Treatment Model with Clinical Case Studies. Thousand Oaks, California: SAGE. pp. 93–110. ISBN 9781412990998. Retrieved January 1, 2015.
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