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

  • Etiology in HIV-infected patients includes genetic or immune causes[Hepgul 2010]
    • Profound anemia, hypothyroidism, syphilis, and hypogonadism should be ruled out or addressed
  • Symptoms include sadness, trouble sleeping, fatigue, feelings of hopelessness, and loss of the pleasure associated with usual activities

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