Category: W5 Activity

Depression

In the American society the role in which medications play is very important. We focus on them, use them daily, and believe in all the power they have. We believe that they can cure any issue we have with our…

Premature Hair Loss

Within the context of medicalization and biomedicalization, there is a huge role of medicine in American society. Medicalization refers to the control over bodies and behaviors through medical interventions and biomedicalization refers to the enhancement of them. An example of…

Menopause

Medications play a huge role in American society. We heavily rely on medications for the slightest discomfort or irritability that we may feel. Many of these discomforts are natural responses from our bodies such as menopause in women. According to…

Depression

The American society is a very highly developed one with lots of resources, but our society can go over board when it comes to medications. When medications are used in the context of medicalization they are being used for their…

Back Pain

Today, Americans are given quite a bad rap when it comes to healthcare and personal health. It is overpriced and unorganized, but more than that, it is overbearing. We are known for over treating and over medicating for a condition…

Depression

This week we are selecting a condition we believe to be heavily┬ámedicalized. 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…

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

The American society relies heavily on the use of medications for treatments of pain and illness. Medications are used as a quick fix for our medical problems. Medicalization and Biomedicalization work hand and hand to assist in creating a culture…

Aging

It is quite clear that American society places medications as a great importance. Through medicalization and biomedicalization of different illnesses, some of which were not even though of to be illnesses long ago, the manufacturing of medications to relieve symptoms…

Insomnia

Medications have a very strong role in biomedicine in American society. Most American citizens have used medications in their lives. It is a normal part of life to use medicine for any ailment. Medicalization was the precursor to biomedicine. When…

Depression

The role of medications in American society in terms of medicalization is very important. Many pharmaceutical companies want to make more money so they make “pills” have more advatanges than disadvatnages to a person problem. Even to the point that…