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

ISBN : 9780195179064

Edward C. Chang
504 Pages
187 x 256 mm
Pub date
May 2012
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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.


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. Chang

About the author: 

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.

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