Sociology 2140 Chapter Notes - Chapter 3: Optometry, Medicalization, Racialization

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Disability: disability: a restricted or total lack of ability to perform certain activities as a result of physical or mental limitations or the interplay of these limitations, social responses, and the social environment, women usually have more sever disabilities than men, mobility is the prime disability faced by both men and women, ableism: prejudice and discrimination against people because of a physical or mental disability, number of disable people has been increasing because: Mental illness as a social problem: mental disorder: a condition that makes it difficult or impossible for a person to cope with everyday life, mental illness: a condition that requires extensive treatment with medication, psychotherapy, and sometimes hospitalization, the most widely accepted classification of mental disorders is the dsm iv, there is little difference between the prevalence of mental illness among men and women, youth aged 15 24 were more likely than any other age group to suffer fro mental disorder or substance abuse problems.

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