medicalisation


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medicalisation

Medspeak
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.  

Psychiatry
Redefining to a behaviour as an illness or disease. 

Social medicine
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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Second, the authors are correct in underscoring that both "overdiagnosis and medicalisation result in more people receiving a medical diagnosis.
She begins by discussing science classification in the mid 19th century before moving to the early medicalisation of homosexuality and then on to discuss the Progressives' anxieties about homosexuality as a possible focus for disorder.
Kenyan has been ranked third among countries with the most cases of medicalisation of female genital mutilation.
Van Dijk and colleagues present three cases to illustrate and discuss the relationship between medicalisation and overdiagnosis.
The plans have reduced unnecessary readmissions, investigations and medicalisation of their chronic pain.
Another aspect of overdiagnosis that bothers me is the medicalisation of complaints that are normal.
Increasingly, the profession of psychotherapy is following cultural trends towards classification and medicalisation of human problems in living, trends which encourage objectification and are in conflict with the philosophy of Heidegger.
The increasing medicalisation of smoking cessationimpliesthatcessation needs to be pharmacologically or professionally mediated.
Opportunities for using a community development approach were identified, but were restricted by lack of interest from some communities, lack of leadership and support within health visiting, and by the increasing medicalisation of health promotion.
However, at present, there is virtually no model of midwife-led care practised in Thailand, where instead, along with the hospitalisation and medicalisation of birthing, a model of obstetric nursing has been adopted.
The RoyalCollege of Midwives is calling for more women to be allowed to choose home and reverse what they call ``the medicalisation of childbirth'' trend.
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