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AIDS, HIV and Mental Health : Psychiatry & Medicine - Michael B. King

AIDS, HIV and Mental Health

Psychiatry & Medicine

Paperback Published: 1st November 1993
ISBN: 9780521423564
Number Of Pages: 208

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First published in 1993, this book provides a concise, critical account of the mental health aspects of HIV infection as it affected patients, their partners and families, health professionals and other carers in the early 1990s. The author, whose research, teaching and practice were conducted in an academic department of psychiatry, offers a considered and objective overview of the information on psychological and behavioural aspects of AIDS and HIV, challenging a number of ill-founded attitudes and opinions. Prefaced by clear explanations of the biological and neurological effects of infection, the particular and often very complex problems encountered by patients and health workers are explored in this volume. The author provides an informed assessment of reports and studies from around the world, including, where available, data from developing countries. He also contributes case histories, insights and practical advice for a wide readership in the mental health field and beyond.

Preface
Introduction
Fear of infection and psychological reaction to the diagnosis
Persisting psychological disorder
Persisting psychological disorder: assessment, diagnosis and management
Neuropsychiatric aspects of AIDS infection
Sexual behaviour and behaviour change
Illicit drug use and HIV infection
Special groups
Health professionals and associated care givers
Consequences for professionals, informal carers, friends and families
Stress, psychological disorder and the immune system
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521423564
ISBN-10: 0521423562
Series: Psychiatry & Medicine
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st November 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.25