Medicalization

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Zola, 1983[edit]

A process whereby more and more of everyday life has come under medical dominion, influence and supervision.

Zola, Irving K. Socio-Medical Inquiries. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1983:295

Conrad, 2005[edit]

Defining a problem in medical terms, usually as an illness or disorder or using a medical intervention to treat it.

Conrad, Peter 'The Shifting Engines of Medicalization' Journal of Health and Social Behavior , Vol. 46, No. 1, 2005:3