Cultural Psychiatry: Object and Scope.
Culture and Human Behavior:
Culture and Society.
Child Development and Enculturation.
Personality and Depth Psychology.
Psychology, Customary Behavior, and Ethnic Identity.
Marriage and the Family.
Late Adult Life: Aging and Death.
Culture, Stress, and Illness:
Stress and Coping Patterns.
Mental Illness: Explanation and Grouping.
Illness Behavior: Reaction and Help-Seeking.
Therapist and Patient: Relations and Communication.
Culture and Psychopathology:
Culture and Psychopathology: Overview.
Culture and Psychiatric Epidemiology.
Culture-Related Specific Syndromes.
Epidemic Mental Disorders.
Somatoform Disorders--including Neurasthenia.
Dissociation, Possession, and Hysteria. Disorders of Depression.
Other Substance Abuse.
Culture and Clinical Practice:
Clinical Assessment and Diagnosis.
Classification of Disorders.
Psychological Testing and Measurement.
Culture and Psychiatric Service.
Culture, Ethnicity, and Drug Therapy.
Culture and Psychological Therapy:
Culture-Embedded Indigenous Healing Practices.
Culture-Influenced Unique Psychotherapy.
Culture-Related Common Psychotherapy.
Psychotherapeutic Practices in Various Cultures.
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2nd May 2001
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Wen-Shing Tseng, M.D. is a professor of psychiatry at University of Hawaii School of Medicine. He has served as chairman of Transcultural Psychiatric Section of World Psychiatric Association for two terms from 1983 to 1993, and presently is honorable advisor for the Section. As a consultant to the World Health Organization, he has traveled extensively to many countries in Asia and the Pacific. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture (USA), and guest professor of the Institute of Mental Health, Beijing University, China. Relating to the subject of culture and mental health, he has coordinated numerous international conferences in Honolulu, Beijing, Tokyo, and Budapest. He has edited or authored more than a dozen books, including Culture and Psychopathology and Culture and Psychotherapy.
Affiliations and Expertise
University of Hawaii School of Medicine, Honolulu, U.S.A.
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