Common mental disorders among HIV-infected individuals in South Africa: prevalence, predictors, and validation of brief psychiatric rating scales.

@article{Myer2008CommonMD,
  title={Common mental disorders among HIV-infected individuals in South Africa: prevalence, predictors, and validation of brief psychiatric rating scales.},
  author={Landon Myer and Joalida Smit and Liezel Le Roux and Siraaj Parker and D. J. Stein and Soraya Seedat},
  journal={AIDS patient care and STDs},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={147-58}
}
Despite the high prevalence of both mental disorders and HIV infection in much of sub-Saharan Africa, little is known about the occurrence of mental health disorders among HIV-infected individuals. We conducted a cross-sectional study among individuals enrolled into HIV care and treatment services near Cape Town, South Africa. Psychiatric diagnoses were measured using the Mini-International Neuropsychiatric Interview (MINI) administered by trained research nurses. In addition, all participants… CONTINUE READING
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