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The pharmacologization of loneliness and insecurity
Journal Title: SALUTE E SOCIETÀ 
Author/s:  Davide Galesi 
Year:  2012 Issue: suppl. 2 Language: Italian 
Pages:  13 Pg. 132-144 FullText PDF:  161 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SES2012-S02009
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Research conducted in a province of Italy evidences that the consumption of psychotropic drugs mostly involves women, the elderly with chronic illnesses, and people who have experienced breakdown in a primary affective relation (separation, divorce, partner’s death), as well as workers in precarious employment. As emerges from the debate on medicalization, psychotropic drugs are prescribed not only to treat specific psychopathologies but also to reduce the common emotions of loneliness and insecurity.
Keywords: Medicalization, emotions, psychotropic drugs, loneliness, insecurity, social capital

Davide Galesi, The pharmacologization of loneliness and insecurity in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" suppl. 2/2012, pp. 132-144, DOI:10.3280/SES2012-S02009


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