Validity of the K-10 in detecting DSM-IV-defined depression and anxiety disorders among HIV-infected individuals.

@article{Spies2009ValidityOT,
  title={Validity of the K-10 in detecting DSM-IV-defined depression and anxiety disorders among HIV-infected individuals.},
  author={Georgina Spies and K. M. Abd El – Kader and Martin Kidd and Joalida Smit and Landon Myer and D. J. Stein and Soraya Seedat},
  journal={AIDS care},
  year={2009},
  volume={21 9},
  pages={1163-8}
}
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. Therefore, a brief screening measure, with good sensitivity/specificity for psychiatric diagnoses that could be given to HIV-infected individuals would be useful. We assessed the validity of the K-10, using the MINI International Neuropsychiatric Interview as the gold standard, in a… CONTINUE READING