Eugene W. Farber

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The need to address the role of employment in the psychosocial adjustment of persons with HIV/ AIDS has been consistently recognized in the clinical care and research literature. In this study, 200 volunteer HIV/AIDS patients completed questionnaires assessing medical and vocational histories, quality of life, and psychological functioning. Employed and(More)
Medical and neuropsychiatric sequelae of HIV infection present a spectrum of diagnostic and treatment challenges to mental health clinicians. Both HIV and the many opportunistic infections that manifest in patients due to their immunocompromised state also can affect the central nervous system (CNS). Thus, mental health clinicians need to be familiar with(More)
BACKGROUND Relatively little information is available in the literature concerning the cost of psoriasis in the United States, and much of that information is out of date. OBJECTIVE The present analyses estimate the direct cost of medical care for psoriasis (including psoriatic arthritis) from a societal perspective among adults in the United States. (More)
This study used quantitative and qualitative methods to examine psychological factors that influence links between intimate partner violence (IPV) and suicidality in a sample of low-income African American women. Quantitative results demonstrated greater general coping, more efficacious behavioral strategies in response to IPV, more effective use of(More)
This study examines the hardiness dimensions of commitment, challenge, and control as resilience factors in adaptation among persons with symptomatic HIV disease and AIDS. Two hundred participants completed self-report questionnaires measuring hardiness, psychological distress, quality of life, and core personal beliefs. A series of standard multiple(More)
This study reports findings from a chart review examining the relationship between self-report of a history of childhood abuse and the emergence of suicidal ideation in pregnancy in a group of patients referred for psychiatric evaluation. The relationship between history of childhood abuse and actual suicide attempts prior to the current pregnancy was also(More)
This study examined demography, rates of psychopathology, and functional impairment in HIV-seropositive women and men in a large, urban, public outpatient infectious disease clinic. Fifty-three percent of the women and 70% of the men met Structural Clinical Interview for DSM-III-R criteria for psychiatric disorders. Current mood disorders were the most(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) stigma represents a significant source of stress among individuals living with HIV disease, prompting interest in research to identify factors that may help to ameliorate the stress burden associated with HIV stigma. Consistent with this research line, the current study was conducted as a cross-sectional investigation(More)
With persisting health disparities contributing to a disproportionate impact on the health and well-being of socially disenfranchised and medically underserved populations, the emerging patient-centered medical home (PCMH) model offers promise in bridging the health disparities divide. Because behavioral health care is an important component of the PCMH,(More)
The authors explored the relationship between meaning of illness and psychological adjustment in persons with symptomatic HIV disease and AIDS. A group of 203 participants completed self-report questionnaires measuring meaning of illness, problem-focused coping, social support, psychological well-being, and depressed mood. Positive meaning was associated(More)