Cultural Issues in the Treatment of Anxiety

Cultural Issues in the Treatment of Anxiety

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Recent years have seen significant advances in our knowledge of psychosocial interventions for anxiety disorders, yet scant consideration has been given to the ways these disorders are manifested and treated within different cultures and ethnic groups. Filling a significant void, this pioneering volume presents a thorough review of the research and clinical knowledge in this area. Leading experts on the subject examine the ways different cultural groups view anxiety, offer guidelines for diagnosis, and describe how therapists can provide culturally informed treatment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781572302372
Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date: 07/28/1997
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 261
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Steven Friedman, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and founder and Director of the Phobia and Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the State University of New York, Health Science Center at Brooklyn. He received his BS, Summa Cum Laude from Brooklyn College, City University of New York and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where he was a Graduate Council Fellow. His areas of clinical research have focused on the manifestation and treatment of anxiety disorders across diverse ethnic and cultural groups. He has authored or coauthored more than 60 articles and chapters as well as an edited book, Anxiety Disorders in African Americans.

Table of Contents

I. General Issues in the Cross-Cultural Treatment of Anxiety Disorders
1. A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Anxiety Disorders, Peter Guarnaccia
2. Epidemiology of Anxiety Disorders across Cultural Groups, Ewald Horwath and Myrna M. Weissman
3. An Overview of the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders: Focusing on Panic Disorder as a Model, Lawrence A. Welkowitz and Jack M. Gorman
II. Issues in the Treatment of Specific Ethnic Groups in the United States
4. Hispanic Americans, Ester Salman, Kimberly Diamond, Carlos Jusino, Arturo Sanchez-LaCay, and Michael R. Liebowitz
5. Caribbean Americans, Sharon-ann Gopaul-McNicol and Janet Brice-Baker
6. Asian Americans, Gayle Y. Iwamasa
7. Orthodox Jews, Cheryl M. Paradis, Steven Friedman, Marjorie L. Hatch, and Robert Ackerman
8. African Americans, Angela M. Neal-Barnett and Jeffrey Smith Sr.
9. Asian-Indian Americans, Ramaswamy Viswanathan, Manoj R. Shah, and Anwarul Ahad
III. Special Topics
10. Psychopharmacology and Ethnicity, Ira M. Lesser, Michael Smith, Russell E. Poland, and Keh-Ming Lin
11. Culture and Anxiety: A Clinical and Research Agenda, Laurence J. Kirmayer


Mental health professionals and students who need to be able to recognize, diagnose, and treat anxiety disorders, as well as those interested in learning more about culturally informed treatment in other clinical contexts. Serves as supplementary reading for graduate courses in psychopathology and cross-cultural issues in treatment.

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