The Conception of Depression in Chinese Americans

  • Yu-Wen Ying
Part of the International and Cultural Psychology Series book series (ICUP)

Abstract

The conception of depression has been demonstrated to vary across cultures (Kleinman & Good, 1985). In particular, research has focused on monocultural individuals (see Cheung, 1985; Kleinman, 1986 for a discussion on the conception of depression in Chinese people). Relatively little research has assessed the conception of depression in individuals exposed to more than one culture secondary to cross-cultural living. The chapter reviews the literature on the conception of depression of ethnic Chinese people living in the United States.

Keywords

Migration Depression American Identity Ecstasy Melancholia 

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