Psychosis and HIV


Abstract: Psychosis in HIV is a generic term for any one of a number of symptomatic manifestations of thought disorders. The presence of psychosis in patients with HIV disease can contribute to difficulties in medical care, delays in diagnosis, tense relationships between health care providers and patients, and poor understanding of illness and treatment options. As with depressive syndromes, psychotic disorders may be made worse by medications, metabolic abnormalities, or HIV infection itself. During this session participants will review diagnostic options for distinguishing among thought disorders, discuss the use of antipsychotics, and examine useful tools for working with patients to successfully manage their illness.  Duration: 30 minutes.

This video was originally recorded at the 165th American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting on May 7th, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA.


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