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Psychiatric Quarterly, Vol. 73, No. 1, Spring 2002 (
CLINICAL MANAGEMENT OF
PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS IN PATIENTS
WITH HIV DISEASE
Eugene W. Farber, Ph.D., and J. Stephen McDaniel, M.D.
HIV disease presents considerable challenges that can affect adjustment and
health-related behaviors. This article provides an overview of clinical consid-
erations in the treatment of comorbid psychiatric disorders and problems in
adjustment in HIV patients. First, the research literature is reviewed with
respect to biomedical, intrapersonal, and psychosocial factors associated with
HIV-related psychological adjustment and psychiatric complications. Next, a
brief description is presented regarding prevalence and types of co-occurring
psychiatric disorders seen in HIV patients. The article concludes with a discus-
sion of clinical assessment and treatment considerations for psychiatric clini-
cians who work with HIV patients.
KEY WORDS: HIV; AIDS; psychiatric disorder; psychiatric treatment.
Eugene W. Farber is Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sci-
ences, Emory University School of Medicine. J. Stephen McDaniel is Professor, Depart-
ment of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine.
Address correspondence to Eugene W. Farber, Ph.D., Grady Infectious Disease Pro-
gram, 341 Ponce de Leon Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30308; e-mail: email@example.com.
2002 Human Sciences Press, Inc.