Francis G. Lu

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Scott Peck, a psychiatrist who has written several books on the spiritual dimensions of life, including the best-selling The Road Less Traveled, gave an invited address which drew a standing-room only audience at the 1992 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association. He pronounced that psychiatrists are "ill-equipped" to deal with either(More)
A new diagnostic category entitled religious or spiritual problem has been included in the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) under Other Conditions That May Be a Focus of Clinical Attention. Along with several other changes, this category contributes significantly to the greater cultural sensitivity(More)
The Outline for Cultural Formulation (OCF) introduced with DSM-IV provided a framework for clinicians to organize cultural information relevant to diagnostic assessment and treatment planning. However, use of the OCF has been inconsistent, raising questions about the need for guidance on implementation, training, and application in diverse settings. To(More)
This study's purpose was a) to determine the prevalence of DSM-III-R disorders in newly arrived ethnic Vietnamese and ethnic Chinese refugees from Vietnam and b) to determine the correlates of DSM-III-R disorders. A Vietnamese-speaking psychiatrist administered translated sections of the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R to 201 Vietnamese new(More)
OBJECTIVES 1) Using standard cutoffs, to determine the accuracy of two Vietnamese-language depression screening instruments for major depression in a nonpsychiatric setting, 2) to examine the utility of other cutoffs, and 3) to compare the instruments' overall accuracies. DESIGN 1) A research assistant administered the Vietnamese Depression Scale (VDS)(More)
Renato D. Alarcón, MD, MPH,* Anne E. Becker, MD, PhD, ScM,†‡ Roberto Lewis-Fernández, MD,§¶ Robert C. Like, MD, MS, Prakash Desai, MD,** Edward Foulks, MD, PhD,†† Junius Gonzales, MD, MPH,‡‡ Helena Hansen, MD, PhD,§§ Alex Kopelowicz, MD,¶¶ Francis G. Lu, MD, María A. Oquendo, MD,*** and Annelle Primm, MD, MPH†††‡‡‡ for the Cultural Psychiatry Committee of(More)
Copper offers a unique selection of radioisotopes ((60)Cu, (61)Cu, (62)Cu, (64)Cu, and (67)Cu) with half-lives ranging from 9.8 min to 61.9 h suitable for imaging and/or radiotherapy. In peptide/antibody targeted radiotherapy one of the most studied chelating agents for copper, 1,4,8,11-tetraazacyclotetradecane-1,4,8,11-tetraacetic acid (TETA), has been(More)
INTRODUCTION This study aimed to implement a public film event about mental health aspects of social withdrawal. Secondary aims were to assess participants' knowledge, attitudes, and intended behaviors related to social withdrawal. METHOD The event, held at three U.S. sites, consisted of a film screening, question-and-answer session, and lecture.(More)