[Medicalisation]… sociological… psychedelic
A major concern for researchers, medical professionals and commentators alike is the potential disjuncture between for-profit business models and public health… both Democratic and Republican legislators have been submitting measures to support more research into psychedelics, with some even presenting resolutions for the decriminalization and/or legalization of psychedelics for therapeutic purposes.
Medicalisation refers to social processes by which non-medical problems are constructed in medical terms. It is useful for understanding how medical knowledge increasing came to structure narratives of normativity in psychiatry (and beyond) through the classification of mental health problems. The concept of psychedelic medicalisation provides a framework for explaining how psychedelic-assisted therapy has entered the sanctioned fields of scientific research, experimental psychiatry and government regulation through medical discourse…
Original Article: (Street Insider & Sociology Compass)
The frontiers of new psychedelic therapies: a survey of sociological themes and issues & Signs the psychedelics renaissance is here to stay
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