Psychiatric treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS: An HIV-psychiatry consensus survey of current practices

Oliver Freudenreich, Harold W. Goforth, Kelly L. Cozza, Matthew J. Mimiaga, Steven A. Safren, Grace Bachmann, Mary Ann Cohen

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Abstract

Background: Only sparse evidence from controlled clinical trials is available to guide the psychiatric treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS. Objective: The authors assessed and determined current treatment trends in AIDS psychiatry. Method: Members of the Organization of AIDS Psychiatry (OAP) participated in a web-based survey. Results: Of 159 members, 62 (39%) responded to the survey. Consensus emerged regarding first-line treatment for depression (escitalopram/ citalopram), for psychosis and secondary mania (quetiapine), and for anxiety (clonazepam). Conclusion: Consensus statements can serve as a preliminary step toward providing some standardization of care for persons with HIV/AIDS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)480-488
Number of pages9
JournalPsychosomatics
Volume51
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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    Freudenreich, O., Goforth, H. W., Cozza, K. L., Mimiaga, M. J., Safren, S. A., Bachmann, G., & Cohen, M. A. (2010). Psychiatric treatment of persons with HIV/AIDS: An HIV-psychiatry consensus survey of current practices. Psychosomatics, 51(6), 480-488. https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.psy.51.6.480