Calendar

January 21, 2016
introduction and some orienting concepts, including “drugs,” “society,” “technology,” “medicalization,” “War on Drugs,” “Big Pharma,” “Foucauldian nightmares,” and “flakka”

January 28, 2016
doping in sports
discussion leader: Vogt
reading: [And a question for this week and every week: Are all of the journals below equally authoritative? How do you know?]
Gendreau, Megs S. 2015. “Who? Moral Condemnation, PEDs, and Violating the Constraints of Public Narrative.” Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 18(3):515-28.

Kirkwood, Ken. 2014. “Does the Existence of Steroid Addiction Alter the View That Steroid Use in Sport is Cheating?” Quest 66(4):485-94.

Hwang, Jung Hyan and R. Scott Kretchmar. 2010. “Aristotle’s Golden Mean: Its Implications for the Doping Debate.” Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 37:102-21.

just skim:
Patel, Rishikesh Kankesh, James Brouner and Owen Spendiff. 2014. “Chocolate Supplementation Reduces the Oxygen cost of Moderate Intensity Cycling.” Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition 12:1-8.

Vanny, P. J. and Jordan Moon. 2015. “Physiological and Psychological Effects of Testosterone on Sport Performance: A Critical Review of Literature.” The Sport Journal June: 1.

February 4, 2016
medicalization and the loss of “normal”
discussion leader: Reese
reading:
Frances 2014, part one

February 11, 2016
term paper draft due
psychiatry’s penchant for goofy fads
discussion leader: Kuntz
reading:
Frances 2014, part two

February 18, 2016
Big Pharma and mental health
discussion leader: Crawford
reading:
Frances 2014, part three

February 25, 2016
marijuana legalization
discussion leader: Abel
reading:
Fox News Latino. 2016. “Marijuana growing starts at authorized facilities in Uruguay” Retrieved February 14, 2016 (http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2016/02/14/marijuana-growing-starts-at-authorized-facilities-in-uruguay/).

Sanchez-Moreno, Maria McFarland. 2015. “Winding Down the War on Drugs: Reevaluating Global Drug Policy.” Harvard International Review 36(4):35-9.

Anderson, D. Mark and Daniel I. Rees. 2014. “The Legalization of Recreational Marijuana: How Likely is the Worst-Case Scenario?” Journal of Policy Analysis & Management 33(1):221-32.

Barry, Rachel Ann, Heikki Hilamo, and Stanton A. Glantz. 2014. “Waiting for the Opportune Moment: The Tobacco Industry and Marijuana Legalization.” Milbank Quarterly 92(2):207-42.

March 3, 2016
workplace drug testing
discussion leader: Hurst
Engber, Daniel. 2015. “Why do Employers Still Routinely Drug-Test Workers?” Retrieved February 14, 2016 (http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/cover_story/2015/12/workplace_drug_testing_is_widespread_but_ineffective.html).

Hickox, Sacey A. 2012. “Drug Testing of Medical Marijuana Users in the Workplace: An Inaccurate Test of Impairment.” Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal 29(2):273-341.

Goetzl, Celia. 2013. “Government Mandated Testing for Welfare Recipients: Special Need or Unconstitutional Condition?” University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 15(5):1539-59.

March 10, 2016
Western views of mental health in global context
discussion leader: Baker
reading:
excerpt from Watters, Crazy Like Us

March 17, 2016
spring break

March 24, 2016
birth control
discussion leaders: Bishop & Hollis
reading:
Barina, Rachelle and Jeffrey P. Bishop. 2013. “Maturing the Minor, Marginalizing the Family: On the Social Construction of the Mature Minor.” Journal of Medicine & Philosophy 38(3):300-14.

Reed, Philip A. 2013. “Artifacts, Intentions, and Contraceptives: The Problem with Having a Plan B for Plan B. Journal of Medicine & Philosophy 38(6):657-73.

Teixeira, Maria, Agnes Guillaume, Michele Ferrand, Agnes Adjamabgo, and Nathalie Bajos. 2012. “Representations and Uses of Emergency Contraception in West Africa. A Social Anthropological Reading of a Northern Medicinal Product.” Social Science & Medicine 75(1):148-55.

just skim:
Atkins, Danielle N. and David W. Bradford. 2015. “the Effect of Changes in State and Federal Policy for Nonprescription Access to Emergency Contraception on Youth Contraceptive Use: A Difference-in-Difference Analysis Across New England States. Contemporary Economic Policy 33(3):405-17.

Durrance, Christine Piette. 2013. “The Effects of Increased Access to Emergency Contraception on Sexually Transmitted Disease and Abortion Rates.” Economic Inquiry 51(3):1682-95.

Gross, Tal, Jeanne Lafortune, and Corinne Low. 2014. “What Happens the Morning After? The Costs and Benefits of Expanding Access to Emergency Contraception.” Journal of Social Policy & Management 33(1):70-93.

March 31, 2016
the anxiety epidemic
discussion leader: Fisher
reading:
Kelly, Maura. 2012. “Trickle-Down Distress: How America’s Broken Meritocracy Drives Our National Anxiety Epidemic.” Retrieved February 14, 2016 (http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/07/trickle-down-distress-how-americas-broken-meritocracy-drives-our-national-anxiety-epidemic/259383/).

Prins, Seth J., Lisa M. Bates, Katherine M. Keys, and Carles Muntaner. 2015. “Anxious? Depressed? You Might Be Suffering From Capitalism: Contradictory Class Locations and the Prevalence of Depression and Anxiety in the USA.” Sociology of Health & Illness 37(8):1352-72.

Nagata, Toshihiko, Futoshi Suzuki, Alan R. Teo, and Chuo-Ku Nanba. 2015. “Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder: A Still-Neglected Anxiety Disorder Three Decades Since Liebowitz’s Review.” Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 69(12):724-40.

just skim:
Beiter, R, R. Nash, M. McCrady, D. Rhoades, M. Linscomb, M. Clarahan, and S. Sammut. 2015. “The Prevalence and Correlates of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress in a Sample of College Students.” Journal of Affective Disorders 173(Jan.):90-6.

Crozier, Ivan. 2012. “Making Up Koro: Multiplicity, Psychiatry, Culture, and Penis-Shrinking Anxieties.” Journal of the History of Medicine & Allied Sciences 67(1):36-70.

April 7, 2016
the ADHD epidemic
discussion leader: Tabersmith
reading:
Broer, Christian and Marjolijn Heerings. 2013. “Neurobiology in Public and Private Discourse: The Case of Adults with ADHD.” Sociology of Health and Illness 35(1):49-65.

Bruner, Michael R., Amanda D. Kuryluk, and Sarah W. Whitton. 2015. “Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Symptom Levels and Romantic Relationship Quality in College Students.” Journal of American College Health 63(2):98-108.

Fuller-Thomson, Esme and Danielle A. Lewis. 2015. “The Relationship between Early Adversities and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.” Child Abuse & Neglect 47:94-101.

O’Brien, Rourke L. 2015. “Monetizing Illness: The Influence of Disability Assistance Priming on How We Evaluate the Health Symptoms of Others.” Social Science & Medicine 128:31-5.

just skim:
Paris, Joel, Venkat Bhat, and Brett Thombs. 2015. “Is Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Being Overdiagnosed?” Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 60(7):324-8.

Katzman, Martin A., Tim Bilkey, Pratap R. Chokka, Angelo Fallu, and Larry J. Klassen. 2016. “Re: Is Adult Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Being Overdiagnosed?” Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 61(1):60-1.

April 14, 2016
no class meeting this week
term paper due via email by 5:00 p.m.

April 21, 2016
summing up
discussion leader: Kelch
reading:
Huxley, Aldous. 1932. Brave New World.

letter from Huxley’s spouse about his death

April 28, 2016
student presentations

May 5, 2016
final exam due via email by 7:30 p.m.