Depression and Mania in Patients With HIV/AIDS

About the Course:

This course presents an overview of information for health care professionals on aspects of screening, diagnosis, and treatment of mania and depression in HIV/AIDS patients. Traditional and alternative therapies are presented, as are guidelines for working with patients having co-morbid medical and/or psychological disorders.


New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about mental health care for HIV/AIDS patients. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe how depression and mania express themselves in HIV/AIDS patients.

  2. Become familiar with screening, diagnosis, and treatment of HIV/AIDS patients with depression or mania.

  3. Be able to explain circumstances that may complicate treatment of the depressed or manic HIV/AIDS patient.

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