Practitioner's Guide to the Neuropsychiatry of HIV/AIDS
Wilfred G. Van Gorp, Stephan L. Buckingham
Guilford Press, Jan 1, 1998 - Psychology - 341 pages
The last decade has seen tremendous gains in our understanding of the profound impact of HIV/AIDS on brain functioning. This comprehensive handbook is designed for mental health clinicians, especially those without extensive neurological training, who need to be able to recognize and address HIV-associated cognitive/motor impairment, dementia, and related disorders. The book presents the most current information on neurological and neuropsychiatric manifestations of HIV disease, promotes early identification of neurologically related mental status disturbances, and details common psychiatric features seen in these patients. Treatment issues are covered in depth, with chapters on pharmacology, psychotherapeutic approaches, and occupational therapy. Special attention is given to ethical and legal issues that may confront helping professionals, patients, and significant others. This book would be valuable to mental health practitioners and students from a range of backgrounds including psychiatry, neuropsychology, clinical psychology, social work, nursing, counseling, occupational therapy, and rehabilitation counseling who may encounter patients with HIV/AIDS.
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