Handbook of Adult Psychopathology in Asians

Handbook of Adult Psychopathology in Asians : Theory, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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The Handbook of Adult Psychopathology in Asians represents a historically remarkable global collaboration among leading experts of psychopathology in Asian adults. Chapters provide critical appraisals of existing research and theory as they relate to issues surrounding the diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of major mental disorders among Asians. This volume covers major Axis I disorders as identified by the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, somatoform disorders, dissociative disorders, eating disorders, sleep disorders, adjustment disorders, and schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. In addition, the book provides coverage of Axis II personality disorders, including antisocial personality disorder. Complementing these topics are chapters that take a unique look at psychiatric syndromes that have been identified in Asia and at interventions that have been indigenously developed in Asia for treating mental disorders. Additional foundational chapters focus on topics such as the psychology of Asians, assessment and research issues in studying Asians, and future directions for research and policy in studying and treating Asians with mental disorders. With this volume in hand, mental health professionals and researchers around the world now have a single and critical resource that they can use to enhance their efforts in studying and treating Asian adults with mental disorders.show more

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  • Hardback | 504 pages
  • 185.42 x 254 x 30.48mm | 1,065.94g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195179064
  • 9780195179064
  • 1,715,251

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It is to be applauded that there is a book that explicitly acknowledges that how people may embody and express their distress may have at least in part some connections to their place in time, space and culture. * Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy * A landmark publication that addresses the roles of Asian culture in the theory, diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of mental disorders. The handbook is a great contribution to the study of Asian mental health. It can be an invaluable sourcebook informing the scientific community, including clinicians, researchers, and scholars, about psychopathology in Asian adults. The Handbook advances our knowledge of Asian mental health and broadens the scope of Asian cultural psychopathology. * PsycCritiques *show more

About Edward C. Chang

Edward C. Chang, Ph.D. is Professor of Clinical Psychology and a Faculty Associate in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Handbook: From Nomothetic to Idiographic Approaches ; Edward C. Chang and Cathryn G. Fabian ; Section I: Introduction to the Psychology of Asians ; Chapter 2: What is the Psychology of Asians? ; Anne Saw and Sumie Okazaki ; Chapter 3: Issues in the Research and Assessment of Psychopathology in Asians ; Phillip D. Akutsu and Joyce P. Chu ; Section II: Diagnosis and Treatment of Adult Psychopathology in Asians ; Chapter 4: Substance Use Disorders in Asians ; Eunice C. Wong and Karen Chan Osilla ; Chapter 5: Schizophrenia and Other Psychosis in Asians and Asian Americans ; Keh-Ming Lin, Hai-Gwo Hwu, and Ming T. Tsuang ; Chapter 6: Mood Disorders in Asians ; Albert Yeung and Doris Chang ; Chapter 7: Anxiety Disorders in Asians ; Janie J. Hong ; Chapter 8: Somatoform Disorders in Asians ; Winnie W.S. Mak, Fanny M. Cheung, and Freedom Leung ; Chapter 9: Dissociation, Conversion, and Possession Disorder in Asians ; Wen-Shing Tseng and Cong Zhong ; Chapter 10: Antisocial Behavior and Externalizing Disorders Among Asians, Asian Americans, and Pacific Islander Populations ; Sopagna Eap Braje, Jessica Murakami-Brundage, Gordon C. Nagayama Hall, Vivian Ota Wang, and Xiaojia Ge ; Chapter 11: Eating Disorders in Asians ; Lillian Huang Cummins, Janice Delgado Lehman, and Rebecca Chun Liu ; Chapter 12: Sleep Disorders in Asians ; Donald M. Sesso, Allison V. Chan, and Clete A. Kushida ; Chapter 13: Adjustment Disorders in Asians ; Kevin M. Chun and Jeanette Hsu ; Chapter 14: Personality Disorders in Asians ; Andrew G. Ryder, Jessica Dere, Jian Yang, and Kenneth Fung ; Section III: Psychopathology and Treatment models indigenous to Asia ; Chapter 15: Culture-Related Specific Psychiatric Syndromes Observed in Asia ; Wen-Shing Tseng, Sung Kil Min, Kei Nakamura and Shuichi Katsuragawa ; Chapter 16: Unique Psychotherapies Developed in Asia ; Wen-Shing Tseng, Kenji Kitanishi, Teruaki Maeshiro, and Jinfu Zhu ; Section IV: Conclusion ; Chapter 17: Where Do We Go From Here?: Future Directions, Challenges, and Considerations ; Cathryn G. Fabian and Edward C. Changshow more

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