Medicalisation

Medicalisation –applying theories and models intended to understand the body, to people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour.

Medicalisation privileges drugs as the default mode of treatment for most people in psychiatric services and diagnosis can set the scene for their misuse and overuse.

Used carefully, drugs may bring some relief for their tranquilising, sedative or stimulant properties but there is no evidence that they are ‘treatments’ for particular ‘disorders’ or that they target an underlying biological process responsible for the person’s problems.

Joan

Hypnotherapist Joan Lee D. Hyp. MIAEBP

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