velvet (jadesbrunch) wrote in about_science,
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demedicalization?

hello
I am taking a course on sociology of illness and health and am having trouble with de/medicalization. if something is de-medicalized can it still be an illness? Are there any benefits to the person whose illness has been de-medicalized? Depression? ADD? eating disorders?
or would they just fall to the wayside and told their is nothing wrong with them and to suck it up? my prof is not very helpful, very standoffish.
Does anyone have any websites you can suggest on the pros and cons.

thank you,
Jadesbrunch
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