Quinton Baker is a first generation student at Eastern Washington University. He was born in Spokane, WA and has lived there all his life. While growing up in a single parent home, he watched his mother make the decision to forego college in order to work and support him. Watching his mother work two jobs, while slowly climbing the economic ladder, drove home the point that if he wanted something in this world he was going to have to work hard for it.
Quinton completed his first academic year at Eastern with a 3.53 GPA and made the Deans List two out of three quarters. His major is Psychology, and he plans to attend graduate school to obtain a Ph.D. in Health Psychology and focus his career around alternative medicines. Outside of academia, Quinton is an active member of his community and will continue volunteering time and services for worthy causes. He has volunteered with groups and organizations such as Odyssey, Lincare, Goodwill, Red Cross, and Tapio Counseling Center, and looks forward to any public service opportunities in the future.
Summer 2012 McNair Internship Faculty Research Mentor: Dr. Chris Greer, St. Luke's Rehabilitation InstituteAbstract:
Bipolar II: Western Approach vs. Traditional Chinese Medicine Approach
Baker, Quinton (Chris Greer), Psychology, Eastern Washington University, Washington
Modern Western Medicine has been the standard of practice for treating diseases and disorders in the Americas, Europe, Australia and the Pacific Rim and its methodology is gaining predominance in most countries around the world. China has adopted the methods of Western Medicine and practices it concurrently with their historical Traditional Chinese Medicine approach. This paper evaluates the cultural differences in diagnostic features and the methods of both approaches for treating Bipolar II Disorder. There also is a brief discussion pertaining to the efficacy of both Western and Chinese medicines that highlight the issues surrounding the evaluation of TCM using Modern Western randomized clinical trials.
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