Data were collected on 3,420 psychiatric consultations from July 1,1989, to January 1,1994, of which 675 were for patients identified as infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Comparisons ofpsychiatric comorbidity among persons with AIDS (PWAs), HIV+asymptomatic patients, and non-HIV patients were made.
Dementia was a significantly frequent comorbid diagnosis among the referred PWAs compared with the general consultation population and was related to older age.
Psychiatric comorbidity among the referred HIV+asymptomatic patients more closely resembled the general consultation population.
Major depression was relatively rare among the PWAs.
The authors believe that the large sample size of this study allows for an accurate representation of the psychiatric disorders found among medically ill HIV patients in an urban hospital who are referred for psychiatric consultation.
Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Association morbide, Trouble psychiatrique, Consultation psychiatrique, Epidémiologie, Démographie, Prévalence, Hospitalisation, Homme, Immunopathologie, Immunodéficit
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Concomitant disease, Mental disorder, Psychiatric consultation, Epidemiology, Demography, Prevalence, Hospitalization, Human, Immunopathology, Immune deficiency
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Code Inist : 002B18C14. Création : 10/04/1997.