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. Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

Clinical Management of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients with HIV Disease

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 2002 by Human Sciences Press, Inc.
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
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  • 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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