Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Davide Galesi
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/suppl. 2 Language Italian
Pages 13 P. 132-144 File size 161 KB
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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, La farmacologizzazione della solitudine e dell’insicurezza in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" suppl. 2/2012, pp 132-144, DOI: 10.3280/SES2012-S02009