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tr.v. medica·lized, medica·lizing, medica·lizes
To identify or categorize (a condition or behavior) as being a disorder requiring medical treatment or intervention: "Increasingly, [attention deficit disorder] has become a catch-all diagnosis that medicalizes troublesome behavior in kids" (Judy Foreman).

med′i·ca·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.

Patient discussion about medicalize

Q. is it ok to use drugs for medical reasons? and who is to decide when is necessary to use drugs when needed?

A. Today the most used "medical" drugs are narcotics- for pain relief, for patients who suffer extreme pain. All sorts of Codaine and Morphine types are used and on a very wide basis, and they are specially perscribed for ones who need them.

Q. How about Psychiatric Drugs for bipolar? One of my friend is suffering from bipolar. Will Psychiatric medications help him to come out of this affect?

A. from what i read- there are certain medication that can help. if the first one doesn't - there is a second and third line of medication. from a personal experience (not mine, a friend of the family) it can even save your friend's life..

Q. What medications are forbidden to take with alcohol? And why is that?

A. I think this web page will give you something to think about:
apparently there are more drugs you shouldn’t mix with alcohol then I could think of…

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Like other countries worldwide, Lebanon has seen C-section rates increase as the process of giving birth has become more medicalized, and populations have experienced demographic shifts such as rapid urbanization.
Even though some of these conventions overlap and are not exclusively genre-specific, I will roughly categorize them as: the comic birth (sitcoms, romantic comedies, comedies) and the medicalized birth (medical drama, melodrama, soap opera).
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But Aries argues further that modern death has become increasingly medicalized and invisible, in part because society has grown ashamed of death--a shame that, in his view, is "a direct consequence of the definitive retreat of evil.
A common theme throughout is the search for the role of Christian spirituality within an American culture that has medicalized the death experience with an aggressive focus on leveraging technology in the hope of squeezing out a few more breaths before life ends.
Countering the medicalized aging-as-problem approach and drawing on recent theoretical and empirical studies relevant to social gerontology, international, multidisciplinary contributors to 30 chapters treat the opportunities and challenges posed by demographic trends.
Now, a new study validates this view and demonstrates that Americans spend a sizable amount of money on medicalized conditions.
The largest study was conducted in a "highly medicalized environment," in which 30% of women had a cesarean section, over 50% had oxytocin, just under 70% received intravenous fluids and epidural anesthesia, and 27% underwent operative vaginal birth.
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I was born in Chittagong in the hands of a midwife instead of in a hospital, where the approach to childbirth is very medicalized.