Category: W5 Activity

Erectile Dysfunction

I believe that over time we have become so advanced and powerful in the ways that we can alter our bodies that we  have come to expect a lot more out of medicine than we once did.  Malaria pills and…

Obesity

The role of medications in American society in the contexts of medicalization is described as having control of ones body by the use of medications such as antibiotics and depressants and etc. The use of medications in American society in…

Depression

  Within the context of medicalization, the role of medications in American society is extremely affected. Always, as time goes on, new conditions, diseases, viruses, and disorders are discovered inside the human population.  Some sicknesses come from passing germs from…

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…

Depression

I believe that depression is a mental illness that is heavily biomedicalized in our society for various reasons. Depression may cause or lead to other disorders or illnesses such as obesity, hair loss, etc. Depression could happen to anyone ranging…

Obesity

In american society, medications play a huge role in biomedicine and treatment of individuals. In the context of biomedicine, many individuals with medical conditions are automatically prescribed medications when they seek treatment from a doctor, rather than first being encouraged…

Seasonal Allergies

The use of medications in American society has skyrocketed over the past 50 years to the point it would look like an exponential function if it was to be graphed. There is a pill for nearly everything nowadays. With the…

ADHD

As a society, we have turned many aspects of our culture into a business.  The medicalization of many drugs has promoted the use of some without the patient being the sole receiver of the benefit.  Conceptually, the reason a drug…

Aging

American society depends heavily on medication to make people feel better or even be a better person. The lectures this week discussed medicalization and biomedicalization in terms of Western Society. Medicalization is when medical professionals attempted to control a patient’s…

Depression

In today’s society, Americans live in a world completely surrounded by medication. Whether it be for weight loss, erectile disfunction, or certain mental illnesses, we seem to live in a culture that is obsessed with medication. It is very common…