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Thankyou so much for breaking ranks (in a way) with your profession and speaking out about what we all suspect. The medicalisation of aging - the cosmetic surgery industry, is another example of this. The Hippocratic oath doesn't seem to be what it once was...

Hi Janice,

You're very welcome. Therapists are ethically responsible for breaking ranks when practices are harmful, and I feel this one is. Your comment about the cosmetic surgery industry is an excellent example. Thank you for the feedback.



Well Medicalization is the process by which human conditions and problems come to be defined and treated as medical conditions and problems..It is studied in terms of the role and power of professions, patients and corporations, and also for its implications for ordinary people whose self-identity and life-decisions may depend on the prevailing concepts of health and illness...

Hi Erectie,

But which concept prevails, and why? What makes the medical model the only valid way of viewing the issue?

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