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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.
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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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The experts noted that the medicalised cut is even higher in urban settings at 28 per cent with major targets being newborns.
If it were sufficient reason, unprotected consensual sexual intercourse should be medicalised for the same reason.
Or is more institutional care the medicalised answer of a society that ultimately values economic efficiency over inclusiveness?
"These figures are alarming because they validate our concern that growing up is being medicalised.
Mum's story: "We had planned to have a water birth at home as I'm not a fan of medicalised births and our other son, Cayo, who is 10, was born at home as well.
FULL CIRCLE OVER the centuries, we've gone from women giving birth in their private bedchambers, to a medicalised approach designed to limit maternal deaths - and now, back to a trend for home births, with just a midwife present.
It is normal in the first couple of days to experience low mood and feel a bit tearful and that shouldn't be medicalised. The training is there for people involved with looking after women at this time to tell them if what they are going through is normal, or whether the severity has increased.
The "medicalised" deliveries by obstetricians, with their plethora of IVs, anaesthesia and expensive ultrasounds, make American births the most expensive in the world.
If you spend time in pleasurable activities with your child, they will want to please you." To people who say that naughtiness shouldn't be medicalised, he warns that ignoring conduct disorder is neglectful.
It is not a how-to book, but certainly a book that will challenge thinking on ideas that might have become an entrenched part of practice, especially medicalised practice.
(13) that that there are strong ethical and legal imperatives for a practitioner to obtain authorisation for modern 'medicalised' vaginal delivery.
The Minister of Women's Empowerment said "We encourage female circumcision to be medicalised and practiced by trained health personnel to avoid further harm".