Psychiatric Care for Patients With HIV Infection: The Varying Perspectives

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)432-439
Number of pages8
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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