Posts by: singhmoh

Sexual Health in India

Sexual education in India is a very debated topic. India’s new health minister, Harsh Vardhan, released a statement stating sexual education should be banned from schools. As an individual of South Asian decent, I have been raised with many of…

Global Health

Global health is an issue that has intrigued me for many years. This intersection applies to my personal interests and future career goals because I want to spend a few years traveling with organizations like physicians without borders to areas…

ADHD

Prescription medications in America are advertised to consumers by pharmaceutical companies pushing the need to enhance or better ourselves. Got a headache? Take a pill. Have trouble focusing? Take a pill. Medicalization is the idea that through the utilization of…

Male/Female

The culture of biomedicine is described as the western philosophy of looking at healing as a scientific process. Physicians and nurses in our hospitals are part of this cultural system. Biomedicine is the process of looking at the human body…

“I Have Social Anxiety”

I chose to explore the True Life episode “I Have Social Anxiety.” In this episode, we followed Nonie and Scott on their journey coping with their social anxiety. Nonie had a fear of all people she was unfamiliar with. She…

Male Postpartum Depression

For my reflection post this week, I chose to explore male postpartum depression. I myself did not know this existed, so I figured it was a good topic to elaborate on. Male postpartum depression is experienced by about 10% of…

Running Amok In Malay Culture (Repost)

Running amok is a culture-bound syndrome of Malaysian/Indonesian origin. Psychotic illnesses, personality disorders, and mood disorders are all possible causes of amok as cited from Dr. Manuel L. Saint Martin’s analysis of the CBS in “Running Amok: A Modern Perspective…

Running Amok in Malay Culture

Running amok is a culture-bound syndrome of Malaysian/Indonesian origin. Psychotic illnesses, personality disorders, and mood disorders are all possible causes of amok as cited from Dr. Manuel L. Saint Martin’s analysis of the CBS in “Running Amok: A Modern Perspective…

A Doctor for Disease, a Shaman for the Soul

I decided to explore the New York Times article, “A Doctor for Disease, a Shaman for the Soul” this week. The article explores Mercy Medical Center’s (Merced, California) approach to medicine by connecting western medical practices with traditional Hmong shaman…