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What Mental Health Practioners Need to Know about HIV and AIDS: New Directions for Mental Health Services, Number 87

ISBN: 978-0-7879-1436-3
120 pages
October 2000, Jossey-Bass
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This volume provides an update on HIV-related issues for mental health professionals. It includes an overview of basic medical facts, neuropsychiatric manifestations, common psychiatric syndromes and their treatment, psychotherapy and coping strategies, prevention, adherance, legal and ethical issues, and some examples of HIV-related clinical care by frontline mental health providers. This is the 88th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Mental Health Services.
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Table of Contents

1. Essential Medical Facts for Mental Health Practitioners (Milton L Wainberg, Marshall Forstein, Alan Berkman, Francine Cournos).

2. Psychosocial Issues in Antiretroviral Treatment (Marshall Forstein).

3. Diagnosis and Treatment of HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (Stephen J. Ferrando).

4. Psychotherapeutic Strategies for Coping with HIV Infection (Claire Zilber).

5. Some Further Thoughts on Adjustment, Coping and Bereavement (Dottie Ward Wimmer, Jennifer M. Hackler).

6. Mood and Anxiety Disorders (J. Stephen McDaniel, Andrew C. Blalock).

7. Substance Abuse and HIV Infection (Stephen J. Ferrando, Steven L. Batki).

8. Severe Mental Illness and HIV-AIDS (Karen McKinnon, Jennifer Rosner).

9. Preventing HIV Infection Through Sexual-Behavior Change (Michael P. Carey).

10. Adherence to Treatment (Milton L. Wainberg, Francine Cournos).

11. Legal and Ethical Issues Relevant to HIV-Positive Psychiatric Patients (James Satriano).

12. Provider Issues in HIV Care (Larry K. Brown, Celia M. Lescano).

13. An Integrated Program for Comprehensive HIV Care (Joyce Seiko Kobayashi, Walter L. Standridge).

14. A Program for Families and Children Affected by HIV (Barbara Draimin).

15. A Practitioner's View from the Front Lines (Robert Stasko).

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Author Information

FRANCINE COURNOS is professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia University and director of the Columbia University HIV Mental Health Training Project in New York City. MARSHALL FORSTEIN is assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, chair of the American Psychiatric Commission on AIDS, and medical director of two large mental health programs in Cambridge, Mass.
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