• Describes cultural influences on diagnosis and treatment • Considers biological, social, cultural and environmental factors • Includes cross-ethnic comparisons
Foreword Mario Maj; Acknowledgements; Contributors; 1. Introduction Isaac Schweitzer; 2. Culture and psychopathology Juan Mezzich, M. Angeles Ruiperez and Helena Villa; 3. Culture and ethnicity in psychopharmacotherapy Keh-Ming Lin, Chia-Hui Chen, Shu-Han Yu and Sheng-Chang Wang; 4. Ethnic differences in psychotropic drug response and pharmacokinetics Timothy Lambert, Trevor Norman; 5. Pharmacogenetics of ethnic populations Min-Soo Lee, Rhee-Hun Kang and Sang-Woo Hahn; 6. Variation in psychotropic responses in the Chinese population Tian-Mei Si; 7. Variations in psychotropic response in the Hispanic population Deborah L. Flores and Ricardo Mendoza; 8. Identifying interethnic variations in psychotropic response in African-Americans and other ethnic minorities William B. Lawson; 9. Complementary medicines in mental disorders Xin Yu; 10. Cultural factors and the use of psychotropic medications Chee H. Ng and Steven Klimidis; 11. Outpatient prescribing practices in Asian countries Pichet Udomratn and Chee H. Ng; 12. Psychiatric inpatient psychotropic prescribing in East Asia Chay-Hoon Tan; 13. Pharmaco-economic implications for Asia and other economically disadvantaged countries Norman Sartorius; 14. Integrating theory, practice and economics in psychopharmacology Keh-Ming Lin, Chun-Yu Chen, Chia-Hui Chen, Jur-Shan Cheng and Sheng-Chang Wang; 15. Research directions in ethno-psychopharmacology Chee H. Ng; Index.