Category: W5 Activity

Arthritis

Medications have become the epitome of the American medical culture. When we think about doctors, we think about the medications they can prescribe. When we get sick, almost impulsively we ask ourselves, “What kind of medication do I need?” Looking…

Menopause

In American society, medications have become so ingrained into our culture that it seems we could no longer live without them, as is evident in the “Pill Poppers” video. One woman in particular had eventually become addicted to her medication…

Erectile Dysfunction

The role of medications has transformed over the years. On behalf of the major influences of culture onto biomedicine, many trends have shaped the way biomedicine is practiced today. Some of these trends include, mass production, consumer capitalism, mass media,…

ADHD

In the United State the role of medication has become the gold standard of dealing with any pain, sickness or ill feeing that we experience. We have become a society that has divulged so much attention and research into the…

Premature Hair Loss

Medication in the american society is idolized in the context of bio-medicalization and medicalization. Our culture sees medication consumption as an answer for every issue or problem. Even natural human functions such as menopause and menstruation are turned into symptoms of…

Insomnia

Medications are utilized in our society today based on two primary trends in scientific culture: medicalization and biomedicalization. Medicalization was the advent of consumer drugs. Although doctors had previously made many of their own remedies, large scale factory production and…

Obesity

I genuinely tried to find a better case of extreme medicalization in Western (particularly American) society, but the provided topic of obesity was an irrefutably superior example. Not only has the prevalence of this condition dramatically increased in the last two…

Depression

Americans are relying heavily on medications more so now than ever before. Over the course of a lifetime, the average person may be prescribed more than 14,000 pills and be taking five or more pills every day by age 70…

Menstruation

According to today’s society in America it is very normal to take medicine for almost everything.  In America we pretty much have some type of medication that is used for almost every type of medical condition you can think of….

Depression

The role of medication in American society has shifted from medicalization to biomedicalization and I think that this shift is due to the amount of mass media that we are exposed to today. Years ago we were only focused on…