Manic syndrome early and late in the course of HIV

Am J Psychiatry. 1993 Feb;150(2):326-7. doi: 10.1176/ajp.150.2.326.


In a chart review at a hospital's infectious disease AIDS clinic, manic syndromes affected 8% of patients who had AIDS. Of the 14 patients with manic episodes, those without a family or personal history of mood disorder presented later in the course of HIV infection and had a higher prevalence of comorbid dementia.

MeSH terms

  • AIDS Dementia Complex / diagnosis*
  • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome / epidemiology
  • Bipolar Disorder / diagnosis*
  • Bipolar Disorder / epidemiology
  • Comorbidity
  • Depressive Disorder / epidemiology
  • Family
  • Humans
  • Male