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Psychopharmacotherapy of psychiatric syndromes in asymptomatic and symptomatic HIV infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1924828     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is evident that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is one of the most serious public health issues in decades. HIV infection compromises cell-mediated immunity which ultimately may result in the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). AIDS, to date, remains an incurable and progressively fatal disorder. HIV infection is spreading beyond the originally identified high-prevalence groups of gay/bisexual males, intravenous drug abusers, and recipients of infected blood or blood products. Today, more and more heterosexual males, women, adolescents, and children have been infected with this lethal virus. This report addresses some of the psychiatric complications associated with HIV infection and discusses the diagnostic and clinical management challenges that clinicians must face as they deal with the increasing population of HIV-infected patients. Depression, anxiety, psychosis, delirium, and dementia are commonly encountered disorders associated with HIV spectrum disorders which must be accurately identified and can be effectively managed with psychopharmacological interventions.
F Fernandez; J K Levy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatric medicine     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0732-0868     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatr Med     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-11-07     Completed Date:  1991-11-07     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8301688     Medline TA:  Psychiatr Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  377-94     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston.
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MeSH Terms
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / complications*,  psychology
Antidepressive Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Anxiety Disorders / drug therapy,  etiology
Bupropion / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic, Cognitive Disorders / drug therapy,  etiology
Depressive Disorder / drug therapy,  etiology
Fluoxetine / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
HIV Infections / complications*,  psychology
Mental Disorders / drug therapy*,  etiology
Psychotic Disorders / drug therapy,  etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antidepressive Agents; 34841-39-9/Bupropion; 54910-89-3/Fluoxetine

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