Posts by: saarine3

Africa: Malaria

Malaria is one of the worst ongoing problems in Africa. The origins of modern human malaria (Plasmodium falciparum) is something that is still debated on, but anthropologist Sabrina Krief believes that it is a mutation of a chimp version. She comes to…

Epidemiology

For this week we were instructed to select a area of medical anthropology to explore further. For me the whole reason I’m actually doing Anthropology is because I want to get into a Graduate program for Epidemiology or public health….

Depression

This week we are selecting a condition we believe to be heavily medicalized. I have selected depression. The reason being is that it is simply one of the most common conditions that is treated with medication in the US. The US…

Doctor/Patient

For this weeks reflection post I decided on the relationship between a Dr. and his/her patient(s). The phrase “culture of bio medicine” refers to the relationship between the physical biology of the human body in relation to the culture said…

True Life: I Have Narcolepsy

This episode of the true life follows the lives of two young women (Julie and Katie) who but suffer from different forms of narcolepsy, the first to be introduced Julie suffers from Narcolepsy  and cataleptic (a condition with which the sufferer…

RLS (restless leg syndrome)

Restless leg syndrome is a condition which makes a person suffering have a constant need to move their legs or an irritation in the legs that is only relived by using the legs by walking or getting up. RLS or…

ADHD

The way that I define health and illness is a way that looks at the terms as two entirely different meanings, in that health to me is a status. You possess your health. And the quality of your health is…

Ecological Approach

From the six methods of medical anthropology I think for me the Ecological approach will be most helpful in understanding health. The main reason I choose this one is because I am interested in the more broad sense of health….