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HIV and Mental Health Care

When and How to Treat Depression -- and How to Make It Easier

    EACS Guide to Treating Depression
    EACS Guide to Treating Depression Figure 1. European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS) guidelines suggest a symptom-based approach to deciding whether and how to treat depression in people with HIV.6 Figure 1 describes the 10 symptoms.Teresa B. Southwell/The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy
    Week-by-Week Measurement-Based Antidepressant Plan
    Week-by-Week Measurement-Based Antidepressant Plan Figure 2. A measurement-based plan for antidepressant therapy relies on regular checkups by a case manager who makes recommendations to the prescribing clinician based on side effects and response to therapy gauged on Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9).22 Algorithms detailing decisions based on side effects and symptom response are online at reference 23.Teresa B. Southwell/The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy
    Combined Depression Therapy Versus Usual Care for Young Adults With HIV
    Combined Depression Therapy Versus Usual Care for Young Adults With HIV Figure 3. A trial of measurement-guided psychotherapy and medication management for young adults with HIV and depression found significantly greater depression response and remission rates in the combination (COMB) intervention arm than the usual-care arm through 24 weeks of treatment and for an additional 24 weeks after the interventions ended.25Teresa B. Southwell/The Center for AIDS Information & Advocacy

    Mark Mascolini

    Mark Mascolini writes about HIV infection.

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