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

  • Providers should clearly discuss and reinforce the goals of treatment to provide the patient with a framework for expectations
  • Since extraverted patients are sensitive to rewards, providers can use this motivation to change behaviors
  • When patient behavior changes along desired lines, it is important to remind the patient that he or she is acting in positive ways to make beneficial changes

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