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Synonym of Pathologize

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Medicalization
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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An English-Spanish Dictionary (Granada University, Spain), 14.4
pathologise [pathologize, -USA]
(v.) = diagnosticar como patología.
Ex: Victorian psychology and psychiatry tried to pathologize misanthropy.

A Dictionary of Postmodern Terms
pathologize
to take some way of reacting, feeling, or being and to treat it as a disease.  For example, homosexuality was for centuries thought to be an "unethical" action in the western world and then in the early part of the twentieth century it was "pathologized" and treated as a form of mental illness.

  
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