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Psychiatric morbidity in patients with HIV infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1562954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A psychiatric examination was conducted on 144 patients at various stages of HIV infection and on 29 controls found to be seronegative. One-half of the control group had at least one DSM-III-R Axis I diagnosis, most commonly cannabis abuse, alcohol abuse, or adjustment disorder. Compared to this baseline, HIV-infected subjects had higher rates of adjustment disorder. AIDS patients were also more likely to suffer from organic mental disorder. The rate of unemployment increased as the disease progressed. Major depression was seen in only ten patients, and there were no differences between controls and HIV-infected subjects. Formal assessment of mood state and feelings of pessimism also showed no differences among the groups. The importance of helping improve the patient's lifestyle through the control of alcohol and drug abuse is underscored.
H T Chuang; G W Jason; E M Pajurkova; M J Gill
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0706-7437     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Psychiatry     Publication Date:  1992 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-05-15     Completed Date:  1992-05-15     Revised Date:  2007-08-01    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7904187     Medline TA:  Can J Psychiatry     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-15     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Department of Psychiatry, University of Calgary and Foothills Hospital, Alberta.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*,  diagnosis,  epidemiology
Age Factors
Attitude to Health
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Depressive Disorder / diagnosis,  epidemiology
Life Style
Longitudinal Studies
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Mental Disorders / diagnosis,  epidemiology*
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Risk Factors
Sexual Behavior
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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