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The Pediatric Forum
September 1998

"Bet You I Will" Risk

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Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998;152(9):930. doi:

Michaud et al1 discuss experimental behavior in adolescence and touch on an important point but do not consider its implications. They talk of "Health Imperialism" and state that certain behaviors—formerly considered illegal or immoral—"are now considered to reflect ill health." Thus, deviant behavior causes illness; social responsibilities in pathogenesis are ignored.

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