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Post-traumatic stress disorder among recently diagnosed patients with HIV/AIDS in South Africa
This study examined the prevalence of and factors associated with post-traumatic stress disorder in recently diagnosed HIV/AIDS patients in South Africa. One hundred and forty-nine (44 male, 105 female) recently diagnosed ...
Validity of the K-10 in detecting DSM-IV-defined depression and anxiety disorders among HIV-infected individuals
It has been suggested that an HIV diagnosis may increase the likelihood of mental disorders among infected individuals and that the progression of HIV may be hastened by mental disorders like anxiety and depression. ...
Sexual risk factors associated with volunteering for HIV vaccine research in South Africa
There are few data on how the risk profiles of individuals who volunteer for HIV vaccine research compare to the general population from which participants are recruited. This study contrasts demographic and sexual risk ...
Determinants of unprotected sex among HIV-positive patients in South Africa
This study examined the prevalence of unprotected sex, other sexual risk behaviours, and factors associated with unprotected sex among men and women recently diagnosed with HIV in South Africa. One hundred and forty-nine ...
The relationship between behavioural inhibition, anxiety disorders, depression and CD4 counts in HIV-positive adults: A cross-sectional controlled study
This study examined the relationships between behavioural inhibition (BI), anxiety disorders, depression and CD4 counts in 456 HIV-infected adults attending primary healthcare HIV clinics in South Africa. Our first hypothesis ...
Betting on dopamine
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The factor structure for positive and negative symptoms in South African Xhosa patients with schizophrenia
Most studies investigating the symptom dimensions of schizophrenia utilising the Scale for the Assessment of Negative Symptoms (SANS) and the Scale for the Assessment of Positive Symptoms (SAPS) favour a three factor model. ...
Maternal separation fails to render animals more susceptible to methamphetamine-induced conditioned place preference
The maternal separation (MS) paradigm is an animal model that has been successfully used to study the long term effects of child abuse and neglect. Experiments showed that animals subjected to trauma and stress early in ...
Psychopharmacology of maternal separation anxiety in vervet monkeys.
Maternal separation in non-human primates has been proposed as a model of early adversity. The symptoms of separation anxiety were studied in vervet monkeys, during the weaning period, when psychotropic medications were ...
Topiramate in the treatment of trichotillomania: An open-label pilot study
There is a need for an effective medication for the treatment of trichotillomania (TTM), which is an impulse control disorder characterized by chronic hair-pulling. Topiramate has shown promising results in the treatment ...