Alcoholism in North America, Europe, and Asia

Hardcover | May 1, 1992

EditorJohn E. Helzer, Glorisa J. Canino

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This volume represents a landmark in the important and rapidly expanding literature of cross-cultural epidemiology that has been made possible by the worldwide popularity of the DSM-III and the multi-national use of a single survey instrument: the Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS). Reviewingpopulation survey findings across ten regions of North America, Europe, and Asia, this study is the first direct cross-national comparison of personal interview data on alcoholism, including prevalence rates and risk factors. The book carefully describes the background of the various surveys and themethods of analysis and comparison. Chapters on each region describe the prevalence of drinking problems, the symptomatic expression of alcoholism in that culture, aspects of the cultural background that are relevant to drinking behavior, and the association between alcoholism and other psychiatricdisorders. Of particular importance in this volume is the inclusion of a chapter on alcoholism in the Socialist Republic of China, from which very little scientific information has been readily available. The inclusion of eastern and western cultural perspectives offers insight into both universaland culturally distinct aspects of alcoholism. The volume is essential reading for psychiatrists, epidemiologists, sociologists, and alcohol theorists, researchers and clinicians.

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This volume represents a landmark in the important and rapidly expanding literature of cross-cultural epidemiology that has been made possible by the worldwide popularity of the DSM-III and the multi-national use of a single survey instrument: the Diagnostic Interview Schedule (DIS). Reviewingpopulation survey findings across ten regio...

John E. Helzer is at University of Vermont. Glorisa J. Canino is at University of Puerto Rico.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:352 pages, 9.57 × 6.3 × 1.22 inPublished:May 1, 1992Publisher:Oxford University Press

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PART I: Introduction1. J.E. Helzer: Epidemiology and Cross-National Comparisons2. J.E. Helzer: Development of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule3. J.M. Murphy: Contributions of Anthropology and Sociology to Alcohol Epidemiology4. T.F. Babor: Cross-Cultural Research on Alcohol: A Quoi Bon?5. P.J. Leaf: Recent Advances in the Investigation of the Epidemiology of Alcohol AbusePART II: North America6. J.E. Helzer: Five Communities in the United States: Results of the Epidemiological Catchment Area Survey7. R.C. Bland: Alcohol Abuse and Dependence in Edmonton, Canada8. Spero M. Manson: Alcohol Abuse and Dependence Among American Indians9. G.J. Canino: The Prevalence of Alcohol Abuse and/or Dependence in Two Hispanic CommunitiesPART III: Europe10. Hans-Ulrich Wittchen: Use, Abuse, and Dependence of Alcohol in West Germany: Lifetime and Six-Month Prevalence in the Munich Follow-up Study11. T. Clark: Alcoholism, Culture, and Psychopathology: A Comparative Study of French, French-Canadian, and American AlcoholicsPART IV: Asia and the Pacific12. J. Elizabeth Wells: Alcohol Abuse and Dependence in New Zealand13. Eng-Kung Yeh: Alcoholism in Taiwan Chinese Communities14. Chung Kyoon Lee: Alcoholism in Korea15. Chang-Hua Wang: Alcohol Use, Abuse, and Dependency in ShanghaiPART V: Conclusions16. J. E. Helzer: Comparative Analysis of Alcoholism in Ten Cultural Regions

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"Well edited and integrated....This volume deserves a wide readership both among professional and lay audiences."--Addiction