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

  • Panic disorder consists of intermittent panic attacks, associated with anticipatory anxiety, irritability, and sleep disturbances
    • Patients should be examined for comorbid depression
    • Infrequent attacks (approximately ≤ 1 per month) may be treated with benzodiazepine if there are no contraindications

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