Dear Colleagues,

Major depression is the second leading cause of years of life lost to disability, throughout the world, and approximately 30% of people receiving care and treatment for HIV infection suffer from major depression. More can be done to address depression in those with HIV, and other infections, when it is considered a medical condition, and not just a mental disorder.

Visit ShareSpot at http://blog.aidsetc.org to read “Should We Conceptualize Major Depression a Medical Comorbidity of HIV Infection?” by Francine Cournos, MD, Principal Investigator at the New York/New Jersey AETC, to learn more about common depression screening tools, treatments and therapies HIV clinicians can deploy to address major depression in their patients.

Also, be sure to check out Depression and HIV (available at http://www.aids-ed.org/aidsetc?page=etres-display&resource=etres-445), a terrific resource on depression screening, treatment, and more.

 

Thank you,

AETC National Resource Center

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Comments on: "“Should We Conceptualize Major Depression a Medical Comorbidity of HIV Infection?” by Francine Cournos, MD" (1)

  1. Susan Forrest said:

    This is from Tom:

    For Task Force. Please circulate and ask if Dr. Cournos is someone we should have come to Coping in 2014? We worked together for many years and I visit her when in NYC.
    Karren McKinnon from her group has presented—10 years ago?

    If anyone has feedback for Fran, please send me way. Thank you, Tom.

    Tom Donohoe
    Voice (310) 794-8276

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