DSM-IV-defined common mental disorders: association with HIV testing, HIV-related fears, perceived risk and preventive behaviours among South African adults.

@article{Myer2009DSMIVdefinedCM,
  title={DSM-IV-defined common mental disorders: association with HIV testing, HIV-related fears, perceived risk and preventive behaviours among South African adults.},
  author={Landon Myer and Dan J. Stein and Anna Thora Grimsrud and Allen Herman and Soraya Seedat and Hashim Moomal and David R. Williams},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={2009},
  volume={99 5 Pt 2},
  pages={
          396-402
        }
}
BACKGROUND There are few reports from South Africa on how common mental disorders may be associated with HIV-related perceptions and behaviours. METHODS Between 2002 and 2004, 4351 South African adults were interviewed. Psychiatric diagnoses of depression, anxiety and substance abuse disorders were based on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th edition (DSM-IV). HIV-related fears, perceived risk and behaviour change were measured using multi-item scales. We analysed forms of behaviour… CONTINUE READING