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LK

Actually, this is not how Medical Sociology uses the term illness. It distinguishes three terms:
Disease : pathological, biological definition, diagnosis used by doctors.
Illness: subjective and personal experience of symptoms and ill-health.
Sickness: societal role and perception of the condition (i.e. stigma, legal arrangements (days off work), etc.
See Arthur Kleinman (1978) or http://jech.bmj.com/content/59/6/450.full.pdf+html

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