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HIV and Psychiatry free pdf Mental health and HIV/AIDS are closely interlinked. Mental disorders, including substance-use disorders, are associated with increased risk of HIV infection and affect adherence to and efficacy of antiretroviral treatments. Conversely, HIV infection can increase risk for neuropsychiatric complications including stress, mood, and neurocognitive disorders. This book provides clinicians with a comprehensive evidenced-based and practical approach to the management of patients with HIV infection and co-morbid mental disorders. It provides up-to-date and clear overviews of current clinical issues, as well as the relevant basic science. Information and data from studies of different HIV groups (eg men who have sex with men) make the text relevant to a broad spectrum of clinicians, including those working with low socioeconomic status groups in high income countries and those working in the developing world. The book uses the popular format of the World Psychiatric Association's Evidence and Experience series. Review chapters summarize the evidence on the epidemiology, pathogenesis and clinical aspects of mental disorders in HIV,and interventions (both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology including drug-drug interactions). These are complemented by commentaries addressing particular facets of each topic and providing insight gained from clinical experience. Psychiatrists, psychologists and all mental health staff working with HIV-infected patients will find this book of great benefit.

About John A. Joska

John A. Joska is a Head of the Division of Neuropsychiatryin the Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health at the Universityof Cape Town. He is the Director of the UCT HIV Mental HealthResearch Unit, and the Western Cape Provincial Programme Managerfor HIV Psychiatry. His interests are in HIV and Mental Health,particularly mechanisms of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders,mental health services, and general neuropsychiatry. John completedboth under- and post-graduate training at UCT. Following completionof his fellowship in psychiatry in 2002, he obtained the Mmed(psychiatry) in 2006, and his PhD in the Neurocognitive Disordersof HIV in 2011. John has been involved in several innovativeresearch projects, including the development of assertive communityoutreach programmes in the Province, and the development of asmartphone application to assist primary health care providers toassess for the presence of dementia. His group was recently fundedto conduct a randomized controlled trial of lithium inHIV-associated dementia. He is excited by the opportunities andchallenges provided by working in Cape Town, South Africa. Dan J Stein is Professor and Chair of the Dept of Psychiatryand Mental Health at the University of Cape Town, Director of theMedical Research Council (MRC) Unit on Anxiety Disorders, andVisiting Professor of Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Medical Schoolin New York. He is interested in the psychobiology andmanagement of the anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and related, andtraumatic and stress disorders. He has also mentored work inother areas that are of particular relevance to South Africa andAfrica, including neuroHIV/AIDS and substance use disorders. Dan did his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University ofCape Town, and his doctorate (in the area of clinical neuroscience)at the University of Stellenbosch. He trained in psychiatry,and completed a post-doctoral fellowship (in the area ofpsychopharmacology) at Columbia University in New York. Histraining also includes a doctorate in philosophy. He isinspired by the way in which psychiatry integrates science andhumanism, and contributes to addressing some of the big questionsposed by life. Dan's work ranges from basic neuroscience, through clinicalinvestigations and trials, and on to epidemiological andcross-cultural studies. He is enthusiastic about thepossibility of clinical practice and scientific research thatintegrates theoretical concepts and empirical data across thesedifferent levels. Having worked for many years in SouthAfrica, he is also enthusiastic about establishing integrativeapproaches to services, training, and research in the context of alow and-middle-income country.

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Author : John A. Joska
Publisher : John Wiley
Data Published : 28 March 2014
ISBN : 1118339541
EAN : 9781118339541
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 286 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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