Category: W5 Activity

Insomnia

Today’s American society has become highly dependent on medications. There’s a medication for just about any ailment or discomfort we might have in our bodies. The goal of medicalization and biomedicalization is to use medical interventions, most commonly in the…

Teenage Acne

From lecture, the role of medicalization allowed us to gain control over our bodies and behaviors through medicine. This idea allows us to conceptualize our body as universal, there is a universal healthy person and that person is absent of…

PMS

The roles of medication in both the medicalization and biomedicalization eras provide insight into the ever changing ideas of well being, health, and success. The medicalization era, which occurred from the 1950’s to 1985, focused on “control over bodies and…

Obesity

In the United States today, medications take many forms of health and beauty seeking, from treatment to prevention of disease in some cases to enhancement. Since the mid 1980s, biomedicalization has emerged and even overpowered medicalization. Biolmedicalization can be defined…

Bad Acne

In todays western society, medicine has the potential to cure just about anything. Or at least, many people believe this way. Every day that passes, more and more people rely on biomedicine to cure the smallest ‘illnesses’. In fact, manufacturers…

Wrinkles due to old age.

With the comparison of medicalized and biomedicalized though both resulted from using medicine, but the purpose are different. With the development of drugs to treat disease and/or disorder, there are also supplement that are used to increase the quality of…

Menopause

The role of medication in American society has increased significantly over the last few decades. Medicalization is described as the control over bodies and behaviours through medical interventions.  In the 20th century, the invention of penicillin allowed medicaliztion to take…

Allergies

Medicine has had major changes in its uses over the past, mainly in the change from the trends of medicalization to biomedicalization. The medicalization trends kind of medicine was mainly the type of medicine that would help to keep you…

Not Enough Sleep

The role of medications in American society has continued to increase dramatically starting with post World War Two era. The first medicalized form of drug or prescription I view is that of penicillin and other antibiotics. Since then the media…

Depression

The role of medications in American society has become far more important in recent years and this not only because of our improvement of health care. The mass media outlet of advertisement has been a constant bombardment of medications that…