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Ethno-psychopharmacology: Advances in Current Practice

Ethno-psychopharmacology: Advances in Current Practice


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ISBN-13: 9780521873635
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/30/2008
Series: Cambridge Medicine (Hardcover)
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Chee H. Ng is Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne. He is also Deputy Director of the Professional Psychiatry Unit of The Melbourne Clinic.

Keh-Ming Lin is Distinguished Investigator and Director of the Division of Mental Health and Substance Research, National Health Research Institutes.

Bruce S. Singh is Cato Professor and Head of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne.

Edmond Chiu is Professiorial Fellow of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne.

Table of Contents

List of figures ix

List of tables x

List of contributors xi

Foreword Mario Maj xiii

Acknowledgments xv

1 Introduction Isaac Schweitzer 1

2 Culture and psychopathology Juan E. Mezzich M. Angeles Ruiperez Helena Villa 5

3 Culture and ethnicity in psychopharmacotherapy Keh-Ming Lin Chia-Hui Chen Shu-Han Yu Sheng-Chang Wang 27

4 Ethnic differences in psychotropic drug response and pharmacokinetics Timothy Lambert Trevor R. Norman 38

5 Pharmacogenetics of ethnic populations Min-Soo Lee Rhee-Hun Kang Sang-Woo Hahn 62

6 Variation in psychotropic responses in the Chinese population Tian-Mei Si 87

7 Variation in psychotropic responses in the Hispanic population Deborah L. Flores Ricardo Mendoza 97

8 Identifying inter-ethnic variations in psychotropic response in African Americans and other ethnic minorities William B. Lawson 111

9 Complementary medicines in mental disorders Xin Yu 118

10 Cultural factors and the use of psychotropic medications Chee H. Ng Steven Klimidis 123

11 Outpatient prescribing practices in Asian countries Pichet Udomratn Chee H. Ng 135

12 Psychiatric inpatient psychotropic prescribing in East Asia Chay-Hoon Tan 144

13 Pharmaco-economic implications for Asia and other economically disadvantaged countries Norman Sartorius 151

14 Integrating theory, practice and economics in psychopharmacology Keh-Ming Lin Chun-Yu Chen Chia-Hui Chen Jur-Shan Cheng Sheng-Chang Wang 158

15 Research directions in ethno-psychopharmacology Chee H. Ng 169

Index 177

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"[This book] is a wake-up call for any clinician who has never fully accepted or has even abandoned holistic practice. The book is, at the same time, both conceptually fascinating and clinically relevant. ... Overall, the book does a wonderful job summarizing the research in this area and guiding clinicians with some basic principles of patient care. ... The book is a welcome addition to the literature, a counterbalance to some recent psychopharmacology texts and manuals, and meets its objectives quite well." - Mark S. Gold, PsychCRITIQUES

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