The successful treatment of mania due to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome using ziprasidone: a case series

J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2010 Winter;22(1):111-4. doi: 10.1176/jnp.2010.22.1.111.


Secondary causes of mania need to be considered when atypical features of mania are manifested. These would include those patients with a later onset and without a prior psychiatric history. This case series investigates the use of ziprasidone for the treatment of mania due to HIV, a complication that could develop in those patients with advanced stages of AIDS.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / psychology*
  • Antipsychotic Agents / administration & dosage
  • Antipsychotic Agents / therapeutic use*
  • Bipolar Disorder / drug therapy*
  • Bipolar Disorder / etiology*
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Piperazines / administration & dosage
  • Piperazines / therapeutic use*
  • Thiazoles / administration & dosage
  • Thiazoles / therapeutic use*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Antipsychotic Agents
  • Piperazines
  • Thiazoles
  • ziprasidone