Posts by: maniac10

Ebola in West Africa

I chose to discuss Ebola in West Africa for a multitude of reasons, the main one being that I have a friend who is currently volunteering in Ghana, a country in Africa that is neighboring the countries suffering from this…

Public Health

I chose to write about public health because it is an area of applied medical anthropology that I myself have considered getting a master’s degree in. I’ve been interested in pursuing a career in the medical field ever since I…

Depression

I chose to analyze depression because I consider it to be one of the most heavily medicalized conditions in today’s society. I find it an interesting topic because after being medicated for depression, some people end up in a worse…

Male/Female

The culture of biomedicine is very intricate. Biomedicine is most commonly practiced among our Western culture. It is the study of the body in extreme conditions, treating diseases and ensuring the health of patients. It does this by studying both…

I Have Social Anxiety

This episode of True Life is about two young adults who suffer from social anxiety. Noni is 21 years old, and she almost never leaves her house. She is terrified to even make eye contact with anyone other than her…

Male Post-Partum Depression

Male Post-Partum Depression   I chose to reflect on male post-partum depression because whenever I had learned about this illness in the past, it has always dealt with mothers suffering from it, never fathers. Therefore, I can understand why this…

Obesity in America

The culture bound syndrome I chose to research is obesity in the United States. The article I read stated that nearly two thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. The occurrence of obesity in the United States has more than…

Clown Doctors in NYC

The article I have chosen to reflect on is “Clown Doctors: Shaman Healers of Western Medicine.” The article discusses a group of professional clowns, the Clown Care Unit (CCU) who work in the pediatric regions of New York City hospitals….

Bad Sugar

I only scored a 4 out of 10 on the Health Equity Quiz, so I actually found many of the statistics shocking. One that really upset me was the fact that the United States is tied for 29th place in…