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
Psychological and Neuropsychological Testing
48
Electrophysiology and Brain Mapping
63
Psychiatric Comorbidity
69
StressDistress Spectrum and Adjustment Disorders
79
SECTION V
204
Pedro Ruiz
215
HIVAIDS Among African Americans
223
HIVAIDS Among American Indians and Alaska Natives
241
HIVAIDS Among Children and Adolescents
259
HIVAIDS Among Women
277
HIVAIDS Among Women Who Have Sex with Women
299
HIVAIDS Among the Homeless
308

Anxiety Disorders
86
Mood Disorders
93
Personality Disorders
101
Psychotic Disorders
119
Sleep Disorders
137
Pain Syndromes
161
Sexually Transmitted Infections
188
HIVAIDS and the Patients Family
328
Ethical Forensic and Legal Considerations
341
Psychotherapeutic Strategies
355
Biopsychosocial Aspects
378
Prevention and Education Strategies
395
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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