Abstract: Mood Disorders are very common in patients with HIV and form the bulk of the psychiatric complications of HIV infection. They can occur at any time during the illness and range from mild to life threatening. In addition, mood disorders rarely occur in isolation and are often associated with other psychiatric illnesses, substance use, and of course, the underlying HIV illness. These disorders can have profound effects on partners, caretakers, family and friends. Managing mood disorders are best addressed by a comprehensive plan and adaptable to the variable and changing needs of the patient. Current treatments, which can be used individually or in combination, are often very effective. During this session participants will examine the range of mood disorders and review available treatment options.
Duration 23 Minutes
This video was originally recorded at the 165th American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting on May 7th, 2012 in Philadelphia, PA.