Category: W5 Activity

Depression

The use of medications in the U.S. has become quite the norm among our society. Through the advertisements shown by pharmaceutical companies, it seems as though there is a medication for nearly anything. These medications have become an easy fix…

Depression

I chose to analyze depression because I consider it to be one of the most heavily medicalized conditions in today’s society. I find it an interesting topic because after being medicated for depression, some people end up in a worse…

Obesity

A condition that I feel is heavily medicalized or biomedicalized in our societyis obesity. The role of medications in American society in the contexts of medicalization and biomedicalization is to be the cure or treatment to everything. Our society depends…

Depression

The choice I selected for  this week’s activity is depression. Depression is one of the most heavily medicalized conditions in our current society. In my opinion, the reason this condition is such a prevalent problem that medication is used for is…

IBS

According to the lectures medicaliztion is the control over bodies and behaviors through medical intervention while biomedicaliztion is the enhancement of bodies and behaviors through medical intervention. according to the Conrad article medicaliztion is about extending the boundaries of medicine…

Aging and wrinkles

There is some drug or pill for every imaginable thing out there. The average American takes slightly over 10 pills a day. From vitamins and supplements to seasonal medication and medication for illness o disease, the pharmaceutical companies make billions…

Menopause

In our society if you do not fit the norm, or are acting out of the norm there is a problem that could be solved by biomedical attention. If you take any kind of medication it is supposed to help…

Depression

More medications are used in the United States than any other county in the world. People have become use to medications and finding a “quick fix” for everything . This shows our society values feeling good inside and that no…

Depression

  The following link is one for a drug names Cymbalta, which has been advertised to “cure” depression and/or the symptoms that depression causes in people. I believe that is an incredibly huge widespread issue particularly across the United States….

insomnia

The role that medications have in the United States is large. We use medicine to fix our problems, even if those problems don’t necessarily need to be medicated to solve. Medicalization and biomedicalization have assisted in creating a culture where…