pathologize


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pathologize

(pəˈθɒləˌdʒaɪz) or

pathologise

vb (tr)
to represent (something) as a disease: this pathologizing of parenthood.
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Indeed, it would behoove us all to be skeptical of the desire to pathologize behaviors with the immediate cure offered in the form of a pill or a patch and where Big Pharma is generally the end stop.
Family Research Council, a Religious Right political advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., laid out a five-point plan in 2015 for "responding to the transgender movement." The plan presented obscure and outdated scientific theories in an attempt to pathologize transgender people.
Chapters discuss how women's street involvement consists of a variety of criminalized activities, including sex trading, that result from cultural and spatial-environmental separation from legal work opportunities and social services; how criminal justice and social services pathologize women's sex trading and illicit drug use as individual responses to traumatic events that encourage so-called ohigh-risk behaviorso; the limitations on assistance for them; and the contexts for the interaction between women and professionals.
A moral component exists with both, as some see the efforts to establish a diagnostic category as an attempt to pathologize behaviors that some individuals find distasteful or morally wrong.
I do not want to pathologize something that is a very natural and normal part of being in a transition period.
For instance, the inclusion of "Mild Neurocognitive Impairment" has the very real potential to pathologize the normal age-related changes in cognition that many people experience.
assimilate us into socio-sexual norms and to pathologize us insofar as
In doing so, she shows how psychiatry positioned itself amidst these debates in an attempt to pathologize certain behaviours and attitudes and carved out professional space for forensic psychiatry.
The rubric and structure of this free, one-day conference organized by The New School's Diversity Initiatives in Clinical Psychology practiced much of what the title promised: I left feeling fortified by a general refusal to reduce, medicalize, objectify, or pathologize lived experience.
In both pieces, Ellison identified the white liberal view of blackness as one that uses the guise of white surveillance and sympathy to pathologize and police black individuals.
Previous scholars have alternatively focused on European discourses about the murderer-cum-artist, or used criminology and sexology to pathologize serial killers.
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