Category: W5 Activity

Depression

Medications in American society are seen as “saviors” and “normalizers”. It’s almost becoming so mainstream that one is considered abnormal or weird if one isn’t one at least one medication whether it be for bodily health of psychological health. Everyone…

Erectile Dysfunction

It seems that every time I’m watching a sporting event or “male” targeted show on television, there are multiple commercials for men suffering from erectile dysfunction. This issue that affects nearly 18 million men in the United States according the…

Depression

In American society medication is one of the most controversial topics.  People either believe that the pharmaceutical companies are out to get them and are only interested in making a profit with no concern for possibly fatal side effects, or…

Insomnia

Medications play a large role in American society and this role increases as the years pass. There are two trends in biomedicine that demonstrate this, Medicalization (1950-1985) and Biomedicalization (1985-present). The Medicalization time is described as “the control over bodies…

Low Testosterone

The role of medications in western society is ever increasing. Looking at the article focusing on the expansion of medical categories, it states that a large number of new medical categories have emerged in the last 4 decades. Illnesses or…

Allergies

Medications in our society are popular, what else is the doctor for besides prescriptions anyway? As stated in the Menstruation lecture, people have tactics and will do whatever it takes to get the prescription by the end of the appointment….

Low Testosterone

The role of medication in our culture is essentially the way to fix any problem. Balding? There’s a cream for that. Feeling blue? Take a pill. Can’t fight the urge to smoke? Use this patch. One condition in particular that…

Depression

The role of medications in American society has changed greatly over many years. As lecture 5.2 discusses, there has been a shift from medicalization to biomedicalization in our culture. I believe this shift in our role of medications has a…

Menstrual cycle

The roles of medications are being to heavily weighted on. I believe that people are relying too much and turing too quickly to medications. Yes, medications are important to many individuals suffering from life threatening diseases and conditions but there…

Insomnia

The roles of medications in American society have been on the rise and will continue to be so ever since scientists figured out that different compounds put together can make new and useful things. Medicalization (1950 – 1985) has control…