Drugs in American Society Argumentative Essay by hicaliber

Drugs in American Society
An analysis of the effectiveness of medical treatments versus alternative therapies for social ills.
# 93682 | 1,522 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Mar 26, 2007 in Psychology (Disorders) , Psychology (Therapies) , English (Argument) , Medical and Health (Drugs)

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This paper discusses the use of drugs in American society. The paper presents two sides of an argument regarding the use of medication for the treatment of psychological ailments, such as depression. The paper argues in favor of the position that the growing medicalization of social ills, ranging from hyperactive children to various forms of soft addiction, cannot simply be addressed by one pill. The paper argues for a more tempered and critical approach to treatments that do not discount alternative therapies.

Table of Contents:
Happiness In A Pill
Better Than Well?

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Elliot, Carl. 2004. Better than Well: American Medicine Meets the American Dream. New York: Norton.
  • Kramer, Peter. 1993. Listening to Prozac. New York: Viking.
  • President's Council on Bioethics. 2003. Beyond Therapy: Biotechnology and the Pursuit of Happiness. New York: HarperCollins.
  • Thoreau, Henry David. 1863. Life Without Principle. (repring). New York: Penguin.

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