Marchira, Carla R., Irwan Supriyanto, Subandi, Soewadi, and Byron J. Good. 2015. “The association between duration of untreated psychosis in first psychotic episode patients and help seeking behaviors in Jogjakarta, Indonesia”. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health.
Hinton, Devon E., and Byron J. Good. 2015. “The Culturally Sensitive Assessment of Trauma: Eleven Analytic Perspectives, a Typology of Errors, and the Multiplex Models of Distress Generation”. in Culture and PTSD: Trauma in Global and Historical Perspective.
Hinton, Devon E., and Byron J. Good. 2015. Culture and PTSD: Trauma in Global and Historical Perspective. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. Publisher's Version
Good, Byron J. 2015. “Haunted by Aceh: Specters of Violence in Post-Suharto Indonesia”. in Genocide and Mass Violence: Memory, Symptom, and Recovery. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Good, Byron J., Jesse Hession Grayman, and Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good. 2015. “Humanitarianism and ‘‘Mobile Sovereignty’’in Strong State Settings: Reflections on Medical Humanitarianism in Aceh, Indonesia”. in Medical Humanitarianism: Ethnographies of Practice.
Good, Byron J., and Devon E. Hinton. 2015. “Introduction: Culture, Trauma, and PTSD”. in Culture and PTSD: Trauma in Global and Historical Perspective. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Good, Byron J., Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, and Jesse H. Grayman. 2015. “Is PTSD a "Good Enough" Concept for Postconflict Mental Health Care? Reflections on Work in Aceh, Indonesia”. in Culture and PTSD: Trauma in Global and Historical Perspective. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
Guan, Lili, et al. 2015. “Unlocking patients with mental disorders who were in restraints at home: a national follow-up study of China’s new public mental health initiatives”. PloS one 10:e0121425.
Good, Byron J, Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good, Sharon Abramowitz, Arthur Kleinman, and Catherine Panter-Brick. 2014. “Medical humanitarianism: Research insights in a changing field of practice”. Social Science & Medicine 120:311 - 316. Publisher's Version
Yang, Lawrence H, et al. 2014. ““What matters most:” A cultural mechanism moderating structural vulnerability and moral experience of mental illness stigma”. Social Science & Medicine 103:84 - 93. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Abstract To understand Chinese immigrants' experiences with mental illness stigma and mental health disparities, we integrate frameworks of ‘structural vulnerability’ and ‘moral experience’ to identify how interaction between structural discrimination and cultural engagements might shape stigma. Fifty Chinese immigrants, including 64% Fuzhounese immigrants who experienced particularly harsh socio-economical deprivation, from two Chinese bilingual psychiatric inpatient units in New York City were interviewed from 2006 to 2010 about their experiences of mental illness stigma. Interview questions were derived from 4 stigma measures, covering various life domains. Participants were asked to elaborate their rating of measure items, and thus provided open-ended, narrative data. Analysis of the narrative data followed a deductive approach, guided by frameworks of structural discrimination and “what matters most” – a cultural mechanism signifying meaningful participation in the community. After identifying initial coding classifications, analysis focused on the interface between the two main concepts. Results indicated that experiences with mental illness stigma were contingent on the degree to which immigrants were able to participate in work to achieve “what mattered most” in their cultural context, i.e., accumulation of financial resources. Structural vulnerability – being situated in an inferior position when facing structural discrimination – made access to affordable mental health services challenging. As such, structural discrimination increased healthcare spending and interfered with financial accumulation, often resulting in future treatment nonadherence and enforcing mental health disparities. Study participants' internalizing their structurally-vulnerable position further led to a depreciated sense of self, resulting in a reduced capacity to advocate for healthcare system changes. Paradoxically, the multi-layered structural marginalization experienced by Chinese immigrants with mental illness allowed those who maintained capacity to work to retain social status even while holding a mental illness status. Mental health providers may prioritize work participation to shift service users' positions within the hierarchy of structural vulnerability.
Good, Mary-Jo DelVecchio, and Byron J. Good. 2013. “Perspectives on the Politics of Peace in Aceh, Indonesia”. in Radical Egalitarianism: Local Realities, Global Relations. New York: Fordham University Press.
Zhang, Tian Hong, et al. 2013. “Childhood maltreatment profile in a clinical population in China: A further analysis with existing data of an epidemiologic survey”. Comprehensive Psychiatry 54:856 - 864. Publisher's VersionAbstract
Abstract To determine the lifetime prevalence and diverse profiles of types of childhood maltreatment (CM) in a high-risk clinical sample using standardized assessment tools (Child Trauma Questionnaire, CTQ) in China, Shanghai, 2090 subjects were sampled from the Shanghai Mental Health Centre. Personality disorder (PD) was assessed using the Personality Diagnostic Questionnaire (PDQ-4+) and subjects were interviewed using the Structured Clinical Interview (SCID-II). \{CTQ\} was used to assess \{CM\} in five domains (emotional abuse, EA; physical abuse, PA; sexual abuse, SA; emotional neglect, EN; and physical neglect, PN). The prevalence estimate of \{EA\} in the sample is 22.2%, followed by 17.8% of PA, and 12.5% of SA. The prevalence estimate was more frequent in \{PN\} (65.0%) and in \{EN\} (34.0%) than in childhood abuse (EA, \{PA\} and SA). It seems that males reported more \{PA\} and females reported more SA, the older subjects reported more neglect and the younger subjects reported more abuse. There was a higher prevalence of \{EA\} and \{SA\} in borderline \{PD\} patients (44.4%, 22.5%), \{PA\} in antisocial \{PD\} patients (38.9%). Multi-PD patients reported more forms of \{CM\} in childhood. Additionally, factor analysis of \{CTQ\} items confirmed factorial validity by identifying a five-factor structure that explained 50% of the total variance. These findings support the view that prevalence of \{CM\} was commonly experienced in clinical population during their childhood, especially for subjects with PDs. Factorial validity in \{PN\} needs to be further improved, and can in part be culturally explained.
Zhang, Tian Hong, et al. 2012. “Prevalence of personality disorders using two diagnostic systems in psychiatric outpatients in Shanghai, China: a comparison of uni-axial and multi-axial formulation”. Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiologySocial psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology 47:1409-1417.
Good, Byron J, and Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good. 2012. “" To make a difference..": Narrative Desire in Global Medicine”. Narrative inquiry in bioethicsNarrative inquiry in bioethics 2121-124.
Good, Byron J. 2012. “Theorizing the ‘subject’of medical and psychiatric anthropology”. Journal of the Royal Anthropological InstituteJournal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 18:515-535.
Zhang, Tian Hong, et al. 2012. “Age and Remission of Personality Pathology in the Psychotic Disorders Compared to Mood and/or Anxiety Disorders”. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine 44 (3):241-255.
Good, Byron J. 2012. “Phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and subjectivity in Java”. Ethos 40 (1):24-36.
Good, Byron J., and MJD Good. 2012. “Significance of the 686 Program for China and for global mental health”. Shanghai Arch Psychiatry 24:175-177.
Good, Byron J., and Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good. 2010. “Amok in Java: Madness and violence in Indonesian politics”. Pp. 473-480 in A reader in medical anthropology: Theoretical trajectories, emergent realities.
Good, Byron J., Carla Marchira, Nida Ul Hasanat, Muhana Sofiati Utami, and S Subandi. 2010. “Is ‘chronicity’inevitable for psychotic illness? Studying heterogeneity in the course of schizophrenia in Yogyakarta, Indonesia”. Chronic conditions, fluid states: Chronicity and the anthropology of illness 54-74.