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...Medicalisation of Addiction? Addiction as a disease model?... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:31, 29 March 2011 (UTC)


Article is due for a rewrite. The areas designated as medicalized in medical sociology are nearly endless, but I think addiction should be included in a revised version. It will be a couple of weeks before I can start in on this article properly. Any help would be welcome. FiachraByrne 01:15, 30 March 2011 (UTC)


I think there may be scope for distinguishing narrow definition from broader implication. The narrow definition offered (quantifying social, cultural or other non-medical phenomena with diagnoses) almost covers the topic. Is there s a broader sense in which medicalization applies at a conceptual or institutional level [1]. Does enterprise value-add their products by using the prefix medical to boost sales? Is there a critical sense in which medicalization applies to imperialism by the profession? Tradimus (talk) 04:54, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

re-write required[edit]

This article needs an overhaul. Anyone want to discuss/debate the issues? (talk) 12:24, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Drapetomania and homosexuality used to be medical illnesses. I would like to make a chart of the discovery of the medical illness and its current status as voted into existence in the DSM Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Vice and Virtue, too much or too little?

1 Lust Chastity

2 Gluttony Temperance:

3 Greed Charity : Still not a medical illness, still a sin

4 Sloth Diligence

5 Wrath Patience

6 Envy Kindness : Still not a medical illness, still a sin

7 Pride Humility :

--Mark v1.0 (talk) 12:22, 20 December 2015 (UTC)

This article sucks[edit]

2620:72:0:9999:A413:6974:168:BE77 (talk) 18:26, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^