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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.
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.
Tai chi has been found to be an effective and culturally acceptable treatment method for reducing symptoms of depression in Chinese Americans
A Massachusetts General Hospital study found that a 12-week program of instruction and practice of the Chinese martial art tai chi led to significantly reduced symptoms of depression in Chinese Americans not receiving any other treatments.
Two recent studies led by Massachusetts General Hospital psychiatrists have investigated ways of improving the treatment of depression in Chinese American immigrants, a group that tends to avoid mental health treatment because of traditional cultural beliefs.
A treatment model designed to accommodate the beliefs and concerns of Chinese immigrants increased the percentage of depressed patients entering treatment nearly sevenfold.
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