Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Ambrogio Santambrogio
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2016/3 Language Italian
Pages 15 P. 143-157 File size 65 KB
DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation click here
Below, you can see the article first page
If you want to buy this article in PDF format, you can do it, following the instructions to buy download credits
FrancoAngeli is member of Publishers International Linking Association, Inc (PILA), a not-for-profit association which run the CrossRef service enabling links to and from online scholarly content.
The text is the report of a qualitative research carried out in Umbria on the use of psychotropic drugs in non-pathological situations, which do not concern mental illnesses. Doctors, pharmacists and social workers have been interviewed. From the interviews, it emerges a steep increase of the use of these drugs, regardless of age, gender and social class. This consumption is generally aimed at coping with very common hardships, such as anxiety, depression, various daily difficulties, etc. Doctors tend to give psychotropic drugs rather easily, which can lead to addiction and/or to a ritual use. All of the above seems to confirm the hypothesis of a medicalization of daily life, a growing invasive presence of drugs in our lives.
Keywords: Psychotropic drugs; daily life; medicalization of life; normality; mental illness; unhappiness.
Ambrogio Santambrogio, Psicofarmaci e vita quotidiana in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" 3/2016, pp 143-157, DOI: 10.3280/SES2016-003012