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Lack of medical support in HIV infection and unstable mood states.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9354118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study examined what kinds of social support are related to mood states in a sample of 50 HIV-positive patients without AIDS (46 men and 4 women; M age 36.5 yr., SD = 9.8). In the early stage of HIV infection, HIV patients without AIDS may be prone to depressive symptoms although none of these HIV-positive patients' symptoms fulfilled the DSM-III-R Mood Disorders including Major Depression. The depressive symptoms were not significantly related to lack of ordinary social support such as friends and family but were significantly associated with dissatisfaction with HIV/AIDS-related medical support.
M Hayashi; I Fukunishi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychological reports     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0033-2941     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychol Rep     Publication Date:  1997 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-01     Completed Date:  1997-12-01     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376475     Medline TA:  Psychol Rep     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  635-9     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Department of Public Health, Juntendo University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Depression / diagnosis,  psychology
Depressive Disorder / diagnosis,  psychology
HIV Infections / psychology*
Middle Aged
Mood Disorders / diagnosis,  psychology*
Patient Satisfaction
Personality Assessment
Sick Role*
Social Support*

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