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Definition of Pathologization

Pathologization Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
A Dictionary of Postmodern Terms - Foucault Work
There are two senses: First, the natural depletion of the organism producing tremors, pertrubations, etc., and second, the "discovery" that at the root of sexuality is a source of illness in the form of a hidden passivity. Sexuality is therefore not evil but the source of ills. (Foucault, Care of the Self, p.142)
Pathologization Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
Medicalization is the process by which human conditions and problems come to be defined and treated as medical conditions, and thus become the subject of medical study, diagnosis, prevention, or treatment. Medicalization can be driven by new evidence or hypotheses about conditions; by changing social attitudes or economic considerations; or by the development of new medications or treatments.

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