Psychiatric Aspects of HIV/AIDS

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Francisco Fernandez, Pedro Ruiz
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006 - Medical - 440 pages
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This comprehensive text focuses on psychiatric issues associated with HIV/AIDS and provides clinicians with a basic understanding of epidemiology, virology, transmission, and medical treatments inclusive of occupational exposures. Psychosocial, spiritual, and sociocultural aspects of HIV/AIDS are covered, describing implications of HIV/AIDS across minority groups.

The treatment section allows clinicians to organize an effective psychiatric treatment plan for all mental disorders associated with HIV/AIDS. Issues of adherence, prevention, and public well-being are emphasized throughout. The management of medical problems such as delirium, dementia, and pain management in special HIV/AIDS patients with co-morbid substance abuse as well as end of life care is also included.

  

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Contents

Epidemiology
3
Virology Immunology Transmission and Disease Stage
11
Medical Treatment and Occupational Exposure
23
Psychiatric Assessment
39
SECTION III
64
Psychological Reactions
71
StressDistress Spectrum and Adjustment Disorders
79
Anxiety Disorders
86
SECTION V
213
HIVAIDS Among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans
232
HIVAIDS Among Neonates and Infants
250
HIVAIDS Among Older Adults
267
HIVAIDS Among Men Who Have Sex with Men
288
Ethical Forensic and Legal Considerations
341
Religious and Spiritual Considerations
347
Psychotherapeutic Strategies
355

Mood Disorders
93
Personality Disorders
101
Psychotic Disorders
119
Sleep Disorders
137
Pain Syndromes
161
Sexually Transmitted Infections
188
Complementary and Holistic Medicine
365
Biopsychosocial Aspects
378
Prevention and Education Strategies
395
Physician Assisted Suicide and Voluntary Euthanasia
404
Index
415
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Michael Jacobs has written extensively on art history and travel and is currently the Senior Honorary Research Fellow in the Spanish Department of Glasgow University. Born in Italy, he studied at the Courtauld Institute, where he earned a degree in art history. He is the author of numerous books including "The Most Beautiful Villages of Provence."
Francisco Fernandez is professor of photography at the University of Granada. His work has been exhibited throughout Europe and the United States and his photographs appear in the permantent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

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