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Culture, Illness, and Care: Clinical Lessons from Anthropologic and Cross-Cultural Research
TLDR
A limited set of concepts derived from anthropologic and cross-cultural research may provide an alternative framework for identifying issues that require resolution, including a fundamental distinction between disease and illness and the notion of the cultural construction of clinical reality.
Autism and Asperger syndrome
Culture, illness, and care: clinical lessons from anthropologic and cross-cultural research.
TLDR
A limited set of concepts derived from anthropologic and cross-cultural research may provide an alternative framework for identifying issues that require resolution, including a fundamental distinction between disease and illness and the notion of the cultural construction of clinical reality.
World Mental Health: Problems and Priorities in Low-Income Countries
TLDR
The global context of well-being and mental illness and psychiatric services, as well as substance abuse and violence, and an agenda for action, are examined.
Disease and illness Distinctions between professional and popular ideas of sickness
  • L. Eisenberg
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Culture, medicine and psychiatry
  • 1 April 1977
TLDR
It is essential to reintegrate “scientific” and “social” concepts of disease and illness as a basis for a functional system of medical research and care.
Early infantile autism, 1943-1955.
Culture, Health and Illness (4th Ed.).
  • L. Eisenberg
  • Medicine
    Child and adolescent mental health
  • 1 September 2003
The social construction of mental illness.
TLDR
In taking the position that mental disorders are socially constructed, the author has deliberately set out to challenge the conventional wisdom that medicine is simply an empirical discipline registering objectively what is 'out there' in nature.
Occupational Deaths among Healthcare Workers
TLDR
This work estimates the annual death rate for healthcare workers from occupational events, including infection, is 17–57 per 1 million workers, and suggests a much more accurate estimate of risk is needed.
Mindlessness and Brainlessness in Psychiatry
  • L. Eisenberg
  • Psychology
    British Journal of Psychiatry
  • 1 May 1986
TLDR
The theme of this address—that brain and mind are as warp and woof in the fabric of psychiatry—may seem so much a truism as to be a banal choice, but its implications are daily contravened in both theory and practice.
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