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.
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.
February 4, 2016
medicalization and the loss of “normal”
discussion leader: Reese
Frances 2014, part one
February 11, 2016
term paper draft due
psychiatry’s penchant for goofy fads
discussion leader: Kuntz
Frances 2014, part two
February 18, 2016
Big Pharma and mental health
discussion leader: Crawford
Frances 2014, part three
February 25, 2016
discussion leader: Abel
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/).
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).
March 10, 2016
Western views of mental health in global context
discussion leader: Baker
excerpt from Watters, Crazy Like Us
March 17, 2016
March 24, 2016
discussion leaders: Bishop & Hollis
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
April 7, 2016
the ADHD epidemic
discussion leader: Tabersmith
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.
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
discussion leader: Kelch
Huxley, Aldous. 1932. Brave New World.
April 28, 2016
May 5, 2016
final exam due via email by 7:30 p.m.