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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:   Print book : 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: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Conrad
ISBN: 9780801885846 9780801885853 0801885841 080188585X
OCLC Number: 610760006
Description: XIV, 204 Seiten
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 of remedicalization --
Measuring medicalization : categories, numbers, and treatment --
The shifting engines of medicalization --
Medicalization and its discontents.
Responsibility: Peter Conrad.
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