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AIDS Accommodation Syndrome: Clinical and Legal Implications

AIDS Accommodation Syndrome: Clinical and Legal Implications AIDS Accommodation Syndrome: Clinical and Legal Implications By Thomas W. Miller, Ph.D., and Anthony G. Belak, f.D. Introduction ically based depression, or a functional depressive reaction to a life-threatening illness. Serial neuropsychological evaluations of the physical progression of the cer Stressor for awareness impact of AIDS is a significant life stress event to both the patient and family members and has been recognized as a significant factor in the care and treatment of this patient population.1 Research efforts have addressed the important correlates of being diagnosed with this serious medical disease entity and the resulting anxiety, stress, and The disease may be beneficial to understanding the organic and functional aspects of the psychopathology. The purpose of this article is to address the impact of AIDS-induced psychopathology and to discuss the accommodation process of AIDS patients in adapting to the realization and process of terminal illness. Clinical and legal issues related to treatment are also discussed. that he/she has contracted a entity which is terminal and holds a strong potential for a rapidly declining course in life and the resulting depression. PWAs experience trauma in the discovery of this condition, and an AIDS Accommodation Syndrome (AAS) involves a sequential http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

AIDS Accommodation Syndrome: Clinical and Legal Implications

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 7 (6) – Dec 1, 1993

AIDS Accommodation Syndrome: Clinical and Legal Implications

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 7 (6) – Dec 1, 1993

Abstract

AIDS Accommodation Syndrome: Clinical and Legal Implications By Thomas W. Miller, Ph.D., and Anthony G. Belak, f.D. Introduction ically based depression, or a functional depressive reaction to a life-threatening illness. Serial neuropsychological evaluations of the physical progression of the cer Stressor for awareness impact of AIDS is a significant life stress event to both the patient and family members and has been recognized as a significant factor in the care and treatment of this patient population.1 Research efforts have addressed the important correlates of being diagnosed with this serious medical disease entity and the resulting anxiety, stress, and The disease may be beneficial to understanding the organic and functional aspects of the psychopathology. The purpose of this article is to address the impact of AIDS-induced psychopathology and to discuss the accommodation process of AIDS patients in adapting to the realization and process of terminal illness. Clinical and legal issues related to treatment are also discussed. that he/she has contracted a entity which is terminal and holds a strong potential for a rapidly declining course in life and the resulting depression. PWAs experience trauma in the discovery of this condition, and an AIDS Accommodation Syndrome (AAS) involves a sequential

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Mary Ann Liebert
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Copyright 1993 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
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0893-5068
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1557-7449
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10.1089/apc.1993.7.314
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Abstract

AIDS Accommodation Syndrome: Clinical and Legal Implications By Thomas W. Miller, Ph.D., and Anthony G. Belak, f.D. Introduction ically based depression, or a functional depressive reaction to a life-threatening illness. Serial neuropsychological evaluations of the physical progression of the cer Stressor for awareness impact of AIDS is a significant life stress event to both the patient and family members and has been recognized as a significant factor in the care and treatment of this patient population.1 Research efforts have addressed the important correlates of being diagnosed with this serious medical disease entity and the resulting anxiety, stress, and The disease may be beneficial to understanding the organic and functional aspects of the psychopathology. The purpose of this article is to address the impact of AIDS-induced psychopathology and to discuss the accommodation process of AIDS patients in adapting to the realization and process of terminal illness. Clinical and legal issues related to treatment are also discussed. that he/she has contracted a entity which is terminal and holds a strong potential for a rapidly declining course in life and the resulting depression. PWAs experience trauma in the discovery of this condition, and an AIDS Accommodation Syndrome (AAS) involves a sequential

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AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Dec 1, 1993

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