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SILVA, Lívia Machado  and  CANAVEZ, Fernanda. Medicalization of life and its implications for the contemporary clinical psychology. Rev. Subj. [online]. 2017, vol.17, n.3, pp. 117-129. ISSN 2359-0769.

This article seeks to analyze the contemporary demands addressed to clinical psychology and how they are related with the culture of medicalization. For this, we have decided to do a literature review concerning the term 'medicalization'. We have adopted the vision brought by Ivan Illich and Peter Conrad understanding that both authors have fostered throughout their work an important development and a critical approach on this subject. Finally, this article seeks to analyze some of the present demands in the field of clinical psychology under the light of a critic of the process of medicalization.

Keywords : medicalization; clinical psychology; contemporary.

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