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Medicalization of Deviance

Medicalization is the process by which previously considered nonmedical concepts become conceptualized and treated as medical problems. Medicalization of deviance, then, is conceptualized as a process by which deviant behavior (e.g., alcoholism, homosexuality), appearance ...

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