Nurses spend more time with patients than any other member of the care team does, forging strong bonds that can be an asset when advocating for a patient's care, and a burden when coping with emotional fatigue and burnout.
While the classification of SAD might be in flux, many people living with HIV/AIDS experience a worsening of symptoms in the winter months that is worthy of attention, therapist David Fawcett, Ph.D., explains.
"As health care professionals, we can help long-term survivors embrace a life they never expected to live with a conscious awareness and acknowledgment of their life experience," writes David Fawcett Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
The Mental Health Care Provider Education in HIV/AIDS Program, which provides essential training has just been eliminated from the proposed 2018 federal budget and must be restored.
Researchers in San Diego, Calif., said that having both "mental health and substance diagnoses" was not a barrier to successful HCV treatment.
Having HIV independently raised chances of depression and worse health-related quality of life, according to a new study.
Scores on a standard depression scale fell by half during 12 months of antiretroviral therapy in a study of previously untreated adults with HIV.
The power of positive thinking might extend well beyond emotional well-being to include physical benefits such as lower viral load in people with HIV.
Experiencing symptoms of depression had no impact on risk of all-cause mortality in a 2005-2014 U.S. study of people with HIV.
Many long-term survivors of HIV remain locked in painful and disabling emotional states. But with awareness and treatment, PTSD need not create even more casualties among lives shaped by traumatic events.