Management of Psychiatric Disorders in HIV-Infected Patients

  • Author: Glenn J. Treisman, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)

Summary

  • First step in clinical management is to identify the underlying cause(s) and eliminate them
  • Interventions should increase the patient’s orientation by ensuring external stimuli are accurate, implementing routines, and increasing mobility and exposure to different settings
  • Pharmacologic treatment may be necessary for psychotic symptoms and/or agitation

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