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Psychotropic prescribing in HIV

E Reid, C Orrell, K Stoloff, J Joska
Southern African Journal of HIV Medicine | Vol 13, No 4 | a115 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajhivmed.v13i4.115 | © 2012 E Reid, C Orrell, K Stoloff, J Joska | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 15 December 2012 | Published: 04 October 2012

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E Reid, Division of Neuropsychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
C Orrell, Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Molecular Medicine and Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
K Stoloff, Division of Neuropsychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa
J Joska, Division of Neuropsychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa


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Abstract

Psychiatric disorders frequently co-occur with HIV, as preceding conditions or consequent to HIV infection. This potentially compromises HIV diagnosis and antiretroviral (ARV) treatment adherence. We provide a brief guide to the diagnosis and treatment of common mental disorders in people living with HIV/AIDS, including: prescribing psychotropics in HIV; neuropsychiatric side-effects of ARVs and other medications commonly prescribed in HIV; and the diagnosis and treatment of depression, anxiety, psychosis, agitation, sleep disturbance, pain, and mania. Psychotropic treatments recommended were drawn primarily from those available in the public sector of South Africa.

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