Category: W4 Reflection

Male Postpartum Depression

Male Postpartum Depression can be defined as the depressed state men experience in the first year following birth of their child. It is more known for new mothers to experience such a thing but it turns out that roughly ten percent…

Type I Diabetes

Type I diabetes, previously known as juvenile diabetes, is a less common form of the chronic illness. In this condition, the pancreas does not produce a sufficient amount of insulin to convert sugars into energy for daily use. Type I…

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues (Mayo Clinic). Personally, I have heard of this illness but never really knew exactly what it was. I think this is one of the…

Fibromyalgia

I believe fibromyalgia is a misunderstood medical condition in American culture. My grandfather also suffers from fibromyalgia, so I have some experience with the illness. The Mayo Clinic characterizes fibromyalgia as widespread musculoskeletal pain with fatigue, sleep, memory and mood…

Fibromyalgia Syndrome

Fibromyalgia syndrome is a medical condition that is highly misunderstood in the American culture. Many people believe that it is a made up condition because there are no true ways of testing for this illness. But instead it is diagnosed…

Fibromyalgia

I think that the medical condition fibromyalgia  is misunderstood in our culture because  many people are not aware of this medical condition. I chose fibromyalgia because I have never fully  learned about this condition. I only briefly know of this condition….

Week 4: Reflection Post Prompt

Title: Choose a medical condition from this week’s materials that you think is misunderstood in our culture (e.g. “Fibromyalgia” or “Type 1 Diabetes”) Body: (300 words) Elaborate on the medical condition in your title and explain how culture and biomedicine can…