My definition of health would be for something to be in an ideal state where it is free from any illness or pathogen. In addition, I would define illness as the response one feels from not being in a good state of health. The criteria that I used to make these definitions would be my understanding of the subjects from the classes that I have taken as well as the information that I have obtained through watching the first couple of lectures. These different criteria come from many different sources that I am influenced by. Like I previously stated, these definitions would definitely be related to my personal experiences through classes and general preparation for medicals school. Even more than person experience, society would have a huge impact on the criteria that I used to define health. Society tells us that what looks good must be healthy. After looking back on the definition that I came up with, I used the word “ideal”. This brings up the question: Is there an ideal healthiness? Society tells us that there is and that made its way into my self-fabricated definition. The two conditions that I chose are ADHD and Menstruation. First and foremost, I would consider ADHD an illness because it has a negative effect on the person who is diagnosed with it. The individual suffering with this condition has problems focusing and generally has an abundance of energy. It is also important to point out that this is a stray away from my definition of health. Someone can not necessarily be healthy and have something that isn’t normal negatively affect them. Secondly, my thought process for determining if menstruation is an illness is similar to the one I used to determine ADHD as one. Though I agree that menstruation may affect an individual in a negative way, it is considered scientifically normal for a female to menstruate. Therefore, menstruation would obviously not deem someone to be unhealthy.