1 December 2012
Pharma Dynamics has highlighted the
often overlooked link between HIV and mental illness.
Mariska Fouche, Public Affairs
Manager for Pharma Dynamics says those living with HIV/Aids are at high risk
for developing depression and other mental illnesses.
A recent study done by the Human
Sciences Research Council found that 44 percent HIV-positive persons that
participated in the survey were in fact suffering from a mental disorder.
Fouche said that being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS
has a direct impact on the central nervous system which causes various neuro-psychiatric
complications such as mania, cognitive disorder and frank dimensia.
“As a provider of central nervous
system medication, Pharma Dynamics has established a free helpline for those
who suffering from depression, trauma and anxiety; manned by trained councilors
seven days a week” she added.
Labels: Free helpline for HIV/AIDS-anxiety patients