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Interpersonal psychotherapy of depressed HIV-positive outpatients.
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PMID:  1427695     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In an open pilot study, 23 depressed adults infected with human immunodeficiency virus were treated using interpersonal therapy. Twenty subjects recovered from depression after a mean of 16 sessions. The authors discuss six aspects of interpersonal therapy that make it useful with depressed HIV-infected persons: psychoeducation about the sick role; a here-and-now framework; formulation of problems from an interpersonal perspective; exploration of options for changing dysfunctional behavior patterns; identification of focused interpersonal problem areas (grief, role transition, interpersonal disputes, and interpersonal deficits); and the confidence therapists gain from a systematic approach to problem formulation and treatment. Results suggest that mental health professionals should consider interpersonal therapy as a treatment for depressed HIV-positive patients.
J C Markowitz; G L Klerman; S W Perry
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hospital & community psychiatry     Volume:  43     ISSN:  0022-1597     ISO Abbreviation:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-23     Completed Date:  1992-12-23     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0040250     Medline TA:  Hosp Community Psychiatry     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  885-90     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Cornell University Medical College, Payne Whitney Clinic, New York, NY 10021.
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MeSH Terms
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections / psychology
Adjustment Disorders / psychology,  therapy*
Attitude to Death
HIV Seropositivity / psychology*
Homosexuality / psychology
Internal-External Control
Interpersonal Relations*
Middle Aged
Outcome and Process Assessment (Health Care)
Pilot Projects
Psychotherapy, Brief / methods*
Sick Role*
Grant Support

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