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My new blog post: "The Medicalization Of All Human Experiences."

The simplest description of Medicalization around norms of emotional labor, is the assumption that anyone who is speaking is benefiting from feeling heard, and that anyone listening is burdened and paying a cost. All replenishing experiences are re-framed as depleting.

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Terms like "narcissist", "sociopath", "ADHD", "autism", and "trauma" have clear professional definitions. But medicalization re-defines most dissatisfactions with others with the terms narcissist, sociopath, psychopath, & re-defines any dissatisfactions with one's self with the terms trauma, ADHD, and autism.

All of those are real and important things. Medicalization mis-appropriates them as umbrella terms with vagueness of specifics but vastness of implication.

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