Mental Health Treatment (TIP 37, Ch. 3): Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons With HIV/AIDS

About the Course:

Mental Health Treatment explains how individuals with substance abuse disorders, whether or not they are HIV-infected, are subject to higher rates of mental disorders than the rest of the population. This article also expounds upon the fact that HIV-infected substance abusers should be aware of the variety of both HIV- and substance-induced psychiatric symptoms. This course covers Chapter 3 only.

Journal/Publisher:

SAMHSA

Publication Date:

Reprinted 2006

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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 HIV/AIDS mental health treatment. It is appropriate for introductory to intermediate levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the common mental health disorders in HIV-infected clients.

  2. Explain the assessment and diagnosis procedures for HIV-infected clients.

  3. Identify the pharmacologic treatment for psychiatric disorders for HIV-infected substance abuse clients.

  4. Acknowledge the types of mental health and substance abuse disorder counseling.

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