Asian Americans: Personality Patterns, Identity, and Mental Health

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It has been more than 12 years since Stanley Sue and James Morishima published their seminal work, The Mental Health of Asian Americans. Since that time, an enormous amount of research has been conducted and there has been a significant shift in who comprises this population--an increasing number of Asian Americans are foreign born and the percentages from different ethnic groups have changed. This volume, based on the most recent research findings, brings the literature up to date by offering the most comprehensive coverage available on the full range of contemporary issues facing Asian Americans with respect to personality, ethnic identity, and mental health.

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Laura Uba, Ph.D., a lecturer in the Asian American Studies Department at California State University, Northridge, is the recipient of two postdoctoral fellowships dealing with issues in Asian American communities: One from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) at the Vanderbilt Institute for Public Policy Studies, and the other from the Institute of American Cultures at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

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1. A Diverse Population
2. Culture and Race
3. Families
4. Personality Patterns
5. Ethnic Identity
6. Stress
7. Stress and Refugees
8. Psychopathology in the "Model Minority"
9. Underuse of Mental Health Services
10. Psychotherapy
11. Conclusion
Appendix A: Types of Mental Disorders
Appendix B: Mental Health Delivery Systems

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