Clinical Management of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients with HIV Disease

Clinical Management of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients with HIV Disease HIV disease presents considerable challenges that can affect adjustment and health-related behaviors. This article provides an overview of clinical considerations 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 discussion of clinical assessment and treatment considerations for psychiatric clinicians who work with HIV patients. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

Clinical Management of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients with HIV Disease

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 by Human Sciences Press, Inc.
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
ISSN
0033-2720
eISSN
1573-6709
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1012836516826
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Abstract

HIV disease presents considerable challenges that can affect adjustment and health-related behaviors. This article provides an overview of clinical considerations 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 discussion of clinical assessment and treatment considerations for psychiatric clinicians who work with HIV patients.

Journal

Psychiatric QuarterlySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 13, 2004

References

  • Psychosocial factors and psychological symptoms: HIV in a public health setting
    Carels, RA; Baucom, DH; Leone, P
  • Mood disorders in HIV infection
    Lyketsos, CG; Treisman, GJ

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