Clinical presentation and requests for support of people with HIV/AIDS seeking counselling and psychotherapy in Greece.

[Clinical presentation and requests for support of people with HIV/AIDS seeking counselling and psychotherapy in Greece]. Psychiatriki. 2019 Apr-Jun;30(2):120-128 Authors: Peltekis A, Koulentianou M Abstract Despite the large progress during the last decades in the medical treatment of HIV/AIDS infection, people living with HIV nevertheless face multiple adversities at various levels of their lives. Mental disorders, in particular, are the most common comorbidities in HIV infection with negative consequences in adherence to antiretroviral medication, disease progress and overall quality of life. HIVrelated stigma, still quite intense in Greece, is one of the most debilitating factors concerning people's living with HIV mental health. The present study looked at the clinical presentation at intake and treatment requests of 191 (83% males) people living with HIV who addressed the psychological support service of the non-governmental organization 'Centre for Life' during the years 2016- 18. Data were collected through a semi-structured clinical interview and administration of adapted questionnaires (PHQ-9, BAI, CAGE), which resulted in 7 dichotomous variables related to clinical presentation and 13 dichotomous variables related to treatment requests at intake. To analyze data, we constructed frequency tables and performed chi-square tests. In the whole sample, 42.2% presented anxiety disorders, 40.3% depression, 28.8% occasional substance use, 17.5% problema...
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