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The shifting of the perception of benign states (e.g., mild anxiety, minimal elevation of blood pressure) to the perception that these states are in fact diseases requiring therapy.
Redefining to a behaviour as an illness or disease.
A term for the erroneous tendency by society—often perpetuated by health professionals—to view effects of socioeconomic disadvantage as purely medical issues.
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