Journal article

Depression and neurocognitive performance in individuals with HIV/AIDS: 2-year follow-up

T Gibbie, A Mijch, S Ellen, J Hoy, C Hutchison, E Wright, P Chua, F Judd

HIV MEDICINE | WILEY | Published : 2006

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to follow a cohort of HIV-infected individuals for 2 years to assess changes in depression and neuropsychological performance over time, to explore the relationship between depression, HIV illness and neuropsychological performance, and to examine the natural history of the effect of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) on depression and neurocognitive performance. METHODS: HIV-seropositive out-patients were assessed at baseline and at 2-year follow-up. At each assessment, patients were assessed for depression [using the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) and Structured Clinical Interview (SCID-CV)] and completed a battery of neuropsychological te..

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