Posts by: zielin34

ADHD

As a society, we have turned many aspects of our culture into a business.  The medicalization of many drugs has promoted the use of some without the patient being the sole receiver of the benefit.  Conceptually, the reason a drug…

Treatment/Enhancement

The culture of Biomedicine can probably be rephrased as The acceptance of Biomedicine in a culture.  In the United States, biomedicine is the most highly accepted remedy for sickness/illness.  It is based off of medicine and answers given by medical…

Post-partum depression – in Males?

Males can in fact experience postpartum depression.  If googled, there are articles for pages about the topic, both scholarly articles and opinion articles, however, is it the same postpartum depression that females experience?  By using the same term, there is…

I have social anxiety

This episode featured a young woman by the name of Nonie and a young man by the name of Scott, both who suffer(ed) from social anxiety disorders.  Their disorder inhibited them from leading interactive lives with society as they felt…

Obesity in the United States

Culture Bound Syndromes are often the folk illnesses of medicine.  The term is brought about due to anthropologists not having distinct answers as to why symptoms occur in a person, and why they only see signs of the “disease” in…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The Clown Care Unit (CCU) of NYC is an amazing and animated group of people that collaborate to cheer up patients and family in hospitals throughout the New York area.  They dress up as clown doctors and strive to ease…

Caucasians and Depression

Many studies have been done trying to narrow down the racial probabilities of mental disease, including depression.  Depression seems to effects just over 6.5% of Americans every year and that number being very similar for the percentage of Caucasians effected…

When the bough breaks

The Health Equity Quiz was interesting and I actually did very well on it.  However, there were a few that I looked up and was surprised on the answers.   One of the answers that I thought was odd was…