This article reviews the literature on the classification and treatment of psychiatric morbidity associated with infection from the human immunodefìciency virus (HIV). The psychiatric disorders seen in HIV-infected patients are formulated by using one of the following four perspectives as treatment guides: 1) the syndromal or disease perspective, 2) the dispositional or personality perspective, 3) the behavioral or addictive perspective, and 4) the life story perspective.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Applied Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health