Does being medicated enhance the quality of life?

The culture of biomedicine are the beliefs people put meaning to and trust in as sources of understanding their own health in context to our values, language, rituals, and political and societal structures. It has had an important stake in health and illness as the learned knowledge of biomedicine helps to build a solid foundation for the building blocks of a logical truth. Medication does definitely enhance people’s lives. When coming down with a flu or cold, antibiotics do just the trick in a timely manner. However, when it comes down to illnesses such as ADHD, medication in the long run can definitely be a toss up.

Due to the fact that biomedicine is based upon true logical facts, it only makes sense that the treatment process be true and lifelike in it’s form and cure. Thus, the idea and process of taking medication becomes a placebo in itself in which one can think, “by taking this medicine I will feel better.” That in itself can make medication a good starting block for people to see results in their treatment process.

Medication is now a normal process to help many people through their day. Illness has now become a part of our daily lives, and the pharmaceutical industry as well as the companies that pay off the doctors to help sell their products, deeper instill these new ideas of illness. Definitely not to say that patients and/or consumers believe everything that they hear and see, but it proves as a sort of validation or confirmation for many who are patients-in-waiting. By possessing even one or two of these symptoms, informed patients-in-waiting can easily think they have these symptoms and therefore the illness. Due to it’s heavily science-based nature, biomedicine will always thrive on medication as a treatment process. The only way to prove a logical question is to provide a logical answer.

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