Medicalization

Medicalization

The latest mania: selling bipolar disorder

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English
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Author: 
David Healy
Publisher: 
PLoS Medicine
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Examines the growth of awareness of mood stabilization and of bipolar disorders, as well as the sensationalistic attitudes towards both.

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ISSN 15491277 (print)
ISSN 15491676 (online)
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Includes bibliographical references.

Gender perspectives on health and medicine: key themes

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English
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Marcia Texler Segal (ed.)
Vasilikie Demos (ed.)
Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld (ed.)
Publisher: 
Advances in Gender Research
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Offers a critique of exclusively biomedical approaches to personal and public health. Also looks at the medicalization of personal and social problems, the commodification of health care, and questions of agency, responsibility and control.

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GEND.G46 2003
ISBN 0762310588
ISSN 15292426
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, June/July 2005: This book is about gender, health and medicine broadly defined. As seen throughout the text, medicine and health are social constructions, and gender is an embedded part of them. The different authors reveal that embedded with gender in the institution of medicine are race, class, and sexuality. Taken as a whole, the volume offers a critique of exclusively biomedical approaches to personal and public health and calls for more sociological input and qualitative research to help understand aspects of health and illness. Recurring themes include the medicalization of personal and social problems, the commodification of healthcare, and questions of agency, responsibility and control. It contains such timely topics as somatic distress among women with breast cancer, drug company funding of research on women's sexual problems, and racial and ethnic health disparities.

Health technologies and the life course of women

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Arminée Kazanjian
Publisher: 
International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Cambridge, UK

Women's health issues have in recent years become the focus for an unprecedented degree of sophisticated technologic incursion. While much of rapid technologic advances, confined as it largely is to the richest societies of the globe, has perhaps enabled women to hold their place in the workforce, it has also taken the natural biological processes from the quiet path of individual lives and put them into the hands of expert management. Women's health is now similar to other consumer goods, available for purchase alongside the many commodities of the modern urban lifestyle.

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ISSN 02664623

A new view of women's sexual problems: a teaching manual

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English
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Leonore Tiefer
Peggy Brick
Meg Kaplan
Publisher: 
Campaign for a New View of Women's Sexual Problems
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Challenges the medicalization of women's sexual problems. Provides a manual of activities for workshops and classes to facilitate a broader understanding of sexuality and of how medicalization is changing both our sexual experiences and our ideas about sex.

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WGYN.T54 2003
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Includes bibliographical references.

Women's cycles up for sale: neo-medicalization and women's reproductive health

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Women and Health Protection (WHP)
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Author: 
Abby Lippman
Women and Health Protection
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the medicalization of women's reproductive functions, including treating normal health cycles as problems or illnesses.

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ISSN 14800039

No life without pills?: the medicalisation of daily life

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English
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Hedwig Diekwisch
Christiane Fischer
Jörg Schaaber
BUKO Pharma-Kampagne
German Federal Congress of Development Action Groups (BUKO)
Irene Grevelding
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BUKO Pharma-Kampagne = BUKO Pharma Campaign
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Bielefeld, DE

Examines problems of pharmaceuticals and their overuse in Germany, defined as the problem of medicalisation. Compares and contrasts effects in some Third World southern countries. Encourages consumer awareness and skepticism.

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PHAR.N65 2002

Menopause home test: save your $$$

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Tony Scialli
Adriane Fugh-Berman
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Criticizes the usefulness of the Menopause Home Test, a newly marketed product aimed at midlife women to monitor their hormonal status.

Perimenopause: an invented "disease"

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Toni Scialli
Adriane Fugh-Berman
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the medicalization of regularly occuring symptoms during the years prior to menopause, the so-called "perimenopause."

Birth rights: new approaches to safe motherhood

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English
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Judy Mirsky
Publisher: 
Panos London
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Outlines the causes of high maternal mortality rates in areas of the world and suggests political and socioeconomic causes.

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ISBN 1870670566
PREG.B57 2001
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<p>Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, Network Spring/Summer 2002: At least 525,000 women still die every year from complications relating to pregnancy, and most of these are in the developing world. This report outlines the reasons why women are suffering, and puts them firmly on the human rights agenda. It shows that effective strategies do exist to secure women’s well-being, often within existing resources. It also stresses the importance of informed public, professional and political voices in creating that change.</p>
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