Medicine Over Mind:
Mental Health Practice in the Biomedical Era
Monday, October 14, 2019 · 4 PM - 5:30 PM
A Reading & Book Signing with
Dena T. Smith,
Assistant Professor of Sociology, UMBC
We live in an era of medicalization- the process of conceptualizing and treating a wide range of human experiences as medical problems in need of medical treatment. Yet little is known about how this biomedical framework affects mental health care practitioners' experiences. This book offers insight into the consequences of the biomedical era for mental health practitioners with a focus on the role of talk therapy, medication, and the DSM in practice, as well as doctors' ideas about etiology and treatment.
Sponsored by: The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Health Administration and Policy