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Postmodernists believe that modern industrialised societies such as Britain are evolving into
post industrial and post modern societies. This means that the employment structure is
increasingly becoming more focused on the service sector and that personal identity is
changing. Postmodernists say that modern people get their identity from their…

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medical treatments such as addiction to prescription drugs and mistakes in diagnosis
have also led to the questioning of the power of doctors.

The result of this has been a partial rejection of the traditional biomedical model in
favour of seeking alternative therapies from the wide range available. Moreover

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People are becoming disillusioned with medical science and consequently there
has been a decline in the idea that `doctor knows best' because of problems
like iatrogenesis.
A much wider range of behaviour is tolerated today this makes the
distinction between `normal', `eccentric', `creative' and mental illness far less



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