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The Use of Psychotropic Medications in Outpatient AIDS Care

The Use of Psychotropic Medications in Outpatient AIDS Care HIV-related illness threatens the mental health and coping mechanisms of even the most psychologically healthy people. Psychological responses to HIV illness may include anxiety and depression; in addition, neuropsychiatric complications are common. Comprehensive outpatient treatment of these patients may include judicious use of psychotropic medication to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. This article addresses the use of psychotropic medications for specific psychiatric complications in people with HIV/AIDS. It identifies and discusses issues of concern regarding both the use and choice of these drugs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png AIDS Patient Care Mary Ann Liebert

The Use of Psychotropic Medications in Outpatient AIDS Care

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 7 (4) – Aug 1, 1993

The Use of Psychotropic Medications in Outpatient AIDS Care

AIDS Patient Care , Volume 7 (4) – Aug 1, 1993

Abstract

HIV-related illness threatens the mental health and coping mechanisms of even the most psychologically healthy people. Psychological responses to HIV illness may include anxiety and depression; in addition, neuropsychiatric complications are common. Comprehensive outpatient treatment of these patients may include judicious use of psychotropic medication to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. This article addresses the use of psychotropic medications for specific psychiatric complications in people with HIV/AIDS. It identifies and discusses issues of concern regarding both the use and choice of these drugs.

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Mary Ann Liebert
Copyright
Copyright 1993 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
ISSN
0893-5068
eISSN
1557-7449
DOI
10.1089/apc.1993.7.203
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Abstract

HIV-related illness threatens the mental health and coping mechanisms of even the most psychologically healthy people. Psychological responses to HIV illness may include anxiety and depression; in addition, neuropsychiatric complications are common. Comprehensive outpatient treatment of these patients may include judicious use of psychotropic medication to relieve symptoms and improve quality of life. This article addresses the use of psychotropic medications for specific psychiatric complications in people with HIV/AIDS. It identifies and discusses issues of concern regarding both the use and choice of these drugs.

Journal

AIDS Patient CareMary Ann Liebert

Published: Aug 1, 1993

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