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The medicalization of society : on the transformation of human conditions into treatable disorders

Author: Peter Conrad
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This thought-provoking study offers valuable insight into not only how medicalization got to this point but how it may continue to evolve.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Conrad, Peter, 1945-
Medicalization of society.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006033235
(OCoLC)72774268
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Conrad
ISBN: 9780801892349 0801892341
OCLC Number: 310089722
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 204 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Medicalization : context, characteristics, and changes --
Extension : men and the medicalization of andropause, baldness, and erectile dysfunction --
Expansion : from hyperactive children to adult ADHD --
Enhancement : human growth hormone and the temptations of biomedical enhancement --
Continuity : homosexuality and the potential for remedicalization --
Measuring medicalization : categories, numbers, and treatment --
The shifting engines of medicalization --
Medicalization and its discontents.
Responsibility: Peter Conrad.

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