Handbook of AIDS Psychiatry by Mary Ann CohenHandbook of AIDS Psychiatry by Mary Ann Cohen

Handbook of AIDS Psychiatry

byMary Ann Cohen, Harold W. Goforth, Joseph Z. Lux

Hardcover | May 26, 2010

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The Handbook of AIDS Psychiatry is a practical guide for AIDS psychiatrists and other mental health professionals as well as for other clinicians who work with persons with HIV and AIDS and a companion book to the Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry (Cohen and Gorman, 2008). The Handbookprovides insights into the dynamics of adherence to risk reduction and medical care in persons with HIV and AIDS as well as strategies to improve adherence using a biopsychosocial approach.Psychiatric disorders can accelerate the spread of the virus by creating barriers to risk reduction. Risky sexual behaviors and sharing of needles in intravenous drug users account for the majority of new cases each year. Delirium, dementia, depression, substance dependence, PTSD, and otherpsychiatric disorders complicate the course and add considerably to the pain and suffering of persons with AIDS. HIV infection and AIDS also are risk factors for suicide, and the rate of suicide has been shown to be higher in persons with AIDS. Psychiatric care can help prevent HIV transmissionthrough recognition and treatment of substance-related disorders, dementia, and mood disorders such as mania. Comprehensive, coordinated care by a multidisciplinary AIDS team, including AIDS psychiatrists, can provide a biopsychosocial approach that is supportive to patients, families, andclinicians. Psychiatric interventions are valuable in every phase of infection, from identification of risk behaviors to anticipation about HIV testing; from exposure and initial infection to confirmation with a positive HIV antibody test; from entry into systems of care to managing complexantiretroviral regimen; from healthy seropositive to onset of first AIDS-related illness; from late stage AIDS to end-stage AIDS and death.There is no comprehensive handbook of AIDS psychiatry to guide clinicians in providing much needed care. The Handbook of AIDS Psychiatry is a practical pocket guide that provides protocols for the recognition and treatment of the psychiatric disorders most prevalent in persons with AIDS and mostrelevant for primary physicians, infectious disease specialists, and other caregivers because of their impact on health, adherence, behavior, and quality of life.
Mary Ann Cohen is Clinical Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Harold Goforth is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center. Joseph Lux is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine. Sharon Batista is Psychiatry Resident Physician at Mount Sinai ...
Title:Handbook of AIDS PsychiatryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:May 26, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195372573

ISBN - 13:9780195372571

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Table of Contents

Authors1. Mary Ann Cohen, Harold W. Goforth, Sami Khalife: Settings and Models of AIDS Psychiatric Care2. Mary Ann Cohen, Sharon M. Batista, Joseph Z. Lux: Comprehensive AIDS Psychiatric Assessment - A Biopsychosocial Approach3. Mary Ann Cohen, Sharon M. Batista, Jocelyn Soffer: HIV through the Life Cycle4. Sami Khalife, Jocelyn Soffer, Mary Ann Cohen: Stigma of HIV and AIDS - Psychiatric Aspects5. Sami Khalife, Mary Ann Cohen, Harold W. Goforth: Strategies for Primary and Secondary Prevention6. Sharon M. Batista, Harold W. Goforth, Mary Ann Cohen: Diagnosis of Psychiatric Disorders7. Kelly L. Cozza, Harold W. Goforth, Sharon M. Batista: Psychopharmacologic Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders8. Jocelyn Soffer, Mary Ann Cohen: Psychotherapeutic Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders9. Harold W. Goforth, Mary Ann Cohen: Symptoms Associated with HIV and AIDS10. Joseph Z. Lux, Harold W. Goforth: HIV, AIDS, and Medical Comorbid Illnesses11. Mary Ann Cohen, Harold W. Goforth: Biopsychosocial Approach to Treatment12. Mary Ann Cohen, Joseph Z. Lux, Harold W. Goforth, Sami Khalife: AIDS Palliative Psychiatry13. Mary Ann Cohen, Sharon M. Batista: Ethical Aspects of AIDS Psychiatry14. Sharon M. Batista, Kelly L. Cozza: Resources for Persons with AIDS and their Caregivers

Editorial Reviews

"Overall, I think this is a good proposal and worth pursuing...I think this proposed handbook would appeal to all involved in the care of people with HIV/AIDS." --Philip A. Bialer, M.D., Chief, Psychosomatic Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, N.Y.