Psychiatric Dimensions of HIV and AIDS

Document Description
Mental health problems can strike anybody, but people with HIV are more likely to experience a range of mental health issues. More common are feelings of acute emotional distress, depression, and anxiety, which can often accompany adverse life-events. HIV also can directly infect the brain, causing impairment to memory and thinking. In addition, some anti-HIV drugs can have mental health side effects.

Psychiatric Dimensions of HIV and AIDS
from: American Psychiatric Association
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