Category: W5 Activity

Erectile Dysfunction

https://www.google.com/search?q=viagra+ad&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=tVf8UaXTBYizrQHshYDwDw&biw=1024&bih=672&sei=t1f8UeGEKrLlyAG3rIC4BA#biv=i%7C5%3Bd%7CSjT_YtzaJMhMRM%3A Medication in the United States has become an essential part of our daily lives. The concept of medicalization and biomedicalization can really be examined through medication. Especially with drugs like Viagara that are used for men struggling with erectile…

Obesity

Medications play a huge role in medicalization and an increasingly large role in biomedicalization.  Reliance on medications for control over basic biological behavior has been part of American society for quite some time and has grown into the ‘enhancement’ segment…

Obesity

As western (mainly American) culture leans most heavily on biomedicine for healthcare, the role of medication is immense.  Logically, medicalization predated biomedicalization as it is first necessary to cure the body’s threatening illnesses before we can choose additional improvements.  Now…

SOCIAL ANXIETY DISORDER

The role of medications in the past few decades have transformed from the role of providing normalization and absence of disease to becoming a customizable commodity that can provide enhancements to even healthy individuals. In the documentary “Pill Poppers”, there…

Depression

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6vfSFXKlnO0 This advertisement for Zoloft is in my opinion pretty convincing. I think it is targeting those who don’t realize they have it, and those who would normally try to correct the symptoms on their own. It says things like,…

ADHD

According to lecture medicalization is defined as the control over bodies and behaviors through medical interventions. We learned from the material this week that one of the biggest achievements in medicine was the creation of antibiotics that became symbolic of…

Depression

Medications for Depression in American society play the role of “cure all,” and the ability to regulate hormones such as Serotonin to better cope with the “illness.” The medicalization role is the “potential” patient seeking and possibly receiving medical attention…

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…

Obesity

  Medications in have become almost a crutch to the American society. Most medications will just be a band-aid to ease the pain and not cure the actual sickness. There are some extremely beneficial medicalizations forms of treatment that cure…

Erectile Dysfunction

Medications have been a core part of American society since the 1950’s with the creation of antibiotics as was mentioned in lecture 5.2. Prior to 1985 there was a totally different concept about medications, they were used to bring the…