The Conception of Depression in Chinese Americans

  • Yu-Wen Ying
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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.


Positive Affect Chinese Culture Chinese People American Culture Principal Component Factor Analysis 
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