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Albert S. Yeung, MD

Director of Primary Care Research at Depression Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Specializes in treatment of depression.

  • Phone: 617-726-8895
Departments
Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Interests
Depression
Culturally sensitive treatment of depression for underserved
populations and Asian Americans.
Depression treatment using complementary and alternative
medicine, including acupuncture, tai chi, and qigong.
Locations
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, National Taiwan University Medical College
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Gender
Male
Foreign Languages
Mandarin
Cantonese
Patient Age Group
Adult
Accepting New Patients
No

BiographyDr. Albert Yeung obtained his medical degree from National Taiwan University. He also obtained a Doctor of Science degree with a major in epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health.
He completed residency training in psychiatry at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Research

Dr. Yeung's major research interests include integrating primary care and mental health services to improve treatment of depression, mental health issues of under-served populations, and the use of complementaryand alternative methods in treating mood and anxiety disorders.

He received a research training award from the Program for Minority Research Training in Psychiatry of the American Psychiatric Association Office of Research. In 2003,he was awarded a "Partners in Excellence Award" from Partners HealthCare, Inc. for his contributions to a project on improving treatment fordepressed patients in primary care. 

Heis the recipient of a Career Development Award (2003-2008), and a RO1 ResearchAward, both from the National Institute of Mental Health.

He has authored or co-authored more than 50 original articles and book chapters, and a book on self-management of depression.

Publications

View my most recent publications at PubMed

Yeung A, Chang D, Gresham RL, Nierenberg AA, Fava M. Illness beliefs of depressed Chinese Yeung A, Kam R.  Culturally Sensitive Approach to Discussing Psychiatric Diagnoses with Less Acculturated Chinese Immigrants.  Transculture Psychiatry 45 (4): 531-552, 2008.
Yeung A, Shyu I, Fisher L, Wu S, Yang H, Fava M L, Yang H, Fava M.  Culturally Sensitive  Collaborative Treatment (CSCT) for Depressed Chinese Americans in Primary Care.  American Journal of Public Health American Journal of Public Health 2010;100 (12) 2397-2402.

Culturally sensitive treatment model helps bring depressed Chinese immigrants into treatment

A treatment model designed to accommodate the beliefs and concerns of Chinese immigrants increased the percentage of depressed patients entering treatment nearly sevenfold.

Depression Clinical and Research Program
One Bowdoin Square
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2790

Phone: 617-726-8895

Depression Clinical and Research Program
One Bowdoin Square
6th Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2790

Phone: 617-726-8895

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