Journal Article

Management of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus

Kenneth H. Mayer, Andrew F. Angelino and Glenn J. Treisman

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 6, pages 847-856
Published in print September 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/322679
Management of Psychiatric Disorders in Patients Infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Immunology
  • Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Microbiology

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Psychiatric disorders increase the risk of acquiring human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and increase morbidity from HIVrelated illness by impeding treatment. The response to highly active antiretroviral therapies is impaired by poor patient adherence, a substantial component of which is related to mental illness and substance use disorders. The recognition of psychiatric disorders in most HIV clinics is an issue of utmost importance. We outline diagnostic and treatment issues for major depression, bipolar disorder, personality disorder, substance use disorders, and demoralization as seen in patients with HIV. Our experience at the Johns Hopkins Moore (HIV) Clinic has led us to conclude that treatment of these disorders greatly improves patient adherence to treatment and outcomes of HIV infection.

Journal Article.  7024 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.