Category: W5 Activity

Erectile Dysfunction

At first our society was medicalized with Pencillin antibiotics which opened opportunities and research for discovering other medications that helped control our bodies and behavior.  This medicalization gave doctors the utmost authority in being the “gatekeepers” of prescription medications, and…

Obesity

    In American society, medication can fall into one of two categorical contexts, medicalization or biomedicalization. The latter is what can describe what the medical scene was from the 1950’s to 1985. It was when medication was used to…

Obesity

The role of medications in American society is a large one (no pun intended).  “Over the course of your lifetime, you will be prescribed 14,000 pills…” (Pill Poppers) Medication not only keeps us healthy longer, but it gets us healthy…

Erectile Dysfunction

“Over the course of your lifetime you will be prescribed 14,000 pills..” (Pill Poppers). The role of medication in society is to keep you healthy longer but more importantly, quicker. For example, antibiotics are suppose to speed up the recovery…

Erectile Dysfunction

In the Western culture, medication is part of our daily routine. Whether the medication is preventative, to cure, or for enhancement, at some point in time we all will take some form of medication. In our culture we strive for…

Difficulty Sleeping

American Culture puts extreme emphasis on health and wellbeing. In our society, medications seem to be the fastest, cheapest, and easiest way to stay healthy. People who are not perfectly healthy are often stigmatized against. For example, from the documentary…

Acne

Our society relies heavily on medication to eliminate any physiological and mental abnormalities. Medicalization allows us to use medication to control body processes and our behavior. Medicalization gives individuals explanations for their behaviors and a biomedical solution to their problems….

Depression

It seems as if the Pharmaceutical companies will try to convince the world that every single person has something wrong with them and that a pill could fix that. I have notices that in the past few years, I have…

Depression

Medications in America has become so ubiquitous, as well as other countries that an average person will have been prescribed 14,000 pills in their lifetime. In America alone, we take medications to relief pain, infections, and promote good health (Medicalization)….

Depression

Medications have become a quick and easy fix for the overworked, overstressed, and all around busy Americans today. Being a capitalist society, pretty much everything has been commodified, even out health. Health is no longer worked towards and achieved through…