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During the past 30 years, the study of racial and ethnic minority issues in psychology has evolved into what can now be considered a significant and rapidly growing field of study. This handbook presents a thorough, scholarly overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues in the United States. It covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. The stellar collection of contributing authors provide readers with a comprehensive work that focuses on the professional, methodological, social and developmental, clinical, and applied and preventive issues shaping the field today. Highlighting leading research and application in the area of ethnic minority psychology, the Handbook will help set the direction of scholarly work in the area for ...

Anxiety Disorders: Among Ethnic Minority Groups
Anxiety disorders: Among ethnic minority groups

According to the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) (American Psychiatric Association, 1994), anxiety disorders involve conditions in which an individual experiences anxiety, fear, apprehension, increased arousal, and avoidance behavior to the extent that it interferes with daily functioning. Although the DSM-IV does include sections on “Specific Culture, Age, and Gender Features” for each anxiety disorder, the information provided is very general (except for the mention of taijin-kyofu-sho, which is discussed later in this chapter). Thus, clinicians are not provided with specific information or resources in the consideration of anxiety symptoms among various cultural groups.

Good and Kleinman (1985) reviewed the cross-cultural literature on anxiety disorders and concluded that ...

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