Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 10

Sociology of Medicine and Health CLASS 10 - Sociology of...

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Sociology of Medicine and Health – Class 10 I. Psychosomatic – psychological stress causes physical illness A. Voodoo death – cults in Caribbean i. If you believe you are going to die you will ii. Blood thickens and cannot circulate blood fast. You become dehydrated and you stop eating and drinking II. Somatopsychic – physical illness causes A. Coronary artery bypass graft (ABO) psychosis i. Think people are going to get them. They are crazy and paranoid. III. Long Tradition of psychosomatic research A. 1 st stage – stimulus based definition of stress i. Case studies focus on situations assumed to stress everyone ii. Problem: not everybody in these situations experience bad outcome or illness 1. people blame themselves when they lose a job and some take anger out onto others a. abuse in the family b. road rage 2. stressful jobs a. airplane directors, students (test), accounting b. 1% increase in suicide c. 4% increase in jobs 3. peace work jobs a. assembly line b. author (paid for what they write)
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course SOC 210 taught by Professor Hanssell during the Fall '10 term at Rutgers.

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