Category: W4 Reflection

male post-partum depression

Post-partum depression is a form of sustained depression that occurs after the birth of a child. Because women (or those who are giving birth) are the ones more directly involved in the child-birth process, it affects them at a higher…

Type 1 Diabetes

Society has grown to believe that diabetes only affects children and adults who are overweight, don’t have a healthy lifestyle or are economically unstable/poor. However, that is not the case most of the time. Culture and biomedicine definitely play a…

Male Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is highly misunderstood in our culture, and is not even recognized by all medical doctors. The medical definition of postpartum depression only includes women because most of the time it occurs in women a few months are giving…

Male postpartum depression

Male postpartum depression is when men get depressed during the first year their child is born. If a newborn’s dad is suffering from depression it will affect the health of the child. Certain men are more susceptible to postpartum depression. These men…

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a vastly misunderstood condition that is very real and has detrimental effects on the lives of those affected. Through my experience, I’d say that the majority of our culture doesn’t fully understand what bipolar means; it gets…

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a strongly misunderstood illness in our western civilization. The disease is characterized by unexplainable, sometimes debilitating pain with seemingly no source or reason for the pain. Our culture and use of biomedicine can make the illness experience of…

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a widespread muscle pain throughout the body and is misunderstood in our society. The main idea behind it is that it is called a syndrome, not a disease so people do not think of it as a real…

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disease comprised of a multitude of painful bodily sensations and which is also largely misunderstood in our society. As characterized in “Fibromyalgia+ The Type ‘A’ Personality= Chaos, Frustration, and Near Insanity!,” this illness consists of a myriad…

Type 1 Diabetes

The medical condition of type one diabetes is often misunderstood in the United States because of both our culture and biomedicine. Culture influences the condition because diabetes is often associated with obesity. Many people do not understand the difference between…

Fibromyalgia

I chose to talk about Fibromyalgia syndrome because it most the one that stuck out to me most of all the others we learnt about this week.  To some, it may not be considered a disease because of its lack…