(redirected from medicalise)
Also found in: Dictionary.


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.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

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…

More discussions about medicalize
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
Le contact avec le sang infecte peut aussi se faire a travers l'usage de materiel medical non sterilise, et c'est a ce titre que les soins dentaires non medicalises (chez l'arracheur de dents par exemple) sont une origine tres frequente de l'infection au Maroc.
At the same time, AD and especially MCI are not uncontested as they might medicalise normal aging.
La France a aussitot reclame "un acces securise et medicalise pour porter secours aux victimes avec le soutien du Comite international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR)" et a convoque l'ambassadrice de Syrie a Paris.
Nonetheless, I can understand why you would prefer to try to tackle this problem yourself rather than 'medicalise' it.
Liberals, according to columnist Charles Krauthammer, wanted to medicalise Major HasanAEs crime u call it an act of insanity rather than of terrorism.
"I felt that I was low risk and I didn't want to medicalise the procedure," she said.
La direction, qui a veille a fournir des medicaments qui seront distribues gratuitement au profit des beneficiaires, selon les prescriptions, a aussi deploye plusieurs moyens de transport, notamment des unites mobiles, des ambulances equipees et un helicoptere medicalise a utiliser en cas de besoin.
An anti-FGM crusader has criticised moves seeking to medicalise the outlawed cut.