Peter Conrad: The Medicalization of Society - Origins and Consequences
In recent years an increasing number of behaviors, conditions and human differences have been defined and treated as medical disorders. Examples include addictions of all sorts, ADHD, obesity, menopause, a wide range of sadness, erectile dysfunction, PMS, infertility, childbirth, aging, cognition loss, and dozens of others. This talk
examines the origins and consequences of this widespread medicalization of society.