medicalize definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to spot or categorize (a disorder or behavior) to be a condition calling for hospital treatment or input: "Increasingly, [attention deficit disorder] happens to be a catch-all diagnosis that medicalizes problematic behavior in kids” ( Judy Foreman).
  • verb:
    • to produce health; to transform or reduce to a branch of medication.

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