Department or Program

Asian Studies

Second Department or Program



This is a theoretical integration and review thesis analyzing and comparing concepts in mental health as they exist in the United States and China. Through studying a variety of salient subtopics side by side, this thesis describes a broader picture of mental health understandings in two important cultural contexts. Subtopics include history, population vulnerability, cultural scripts, and treatment approaches concerning mental health. Furthermore, these subtopics are researched within the scope of their relation to anxiety and depression. I hope to deepen cultural understanding and highlight the importance of cultural sensitivity by illuminating key similarities and differences between American and Chinese perceptions and approaches.

Level of Access

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First Advisor

Faries, Nathan

Second Advisor

Boucher, Helen

Date of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Number of Pages


Components of Thesis

1 pdf file


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