Resource Logo

Antidepressant use and CD4 levels.


Int Conf AIDS. 1993 Jun 6-11;9(2):898 (abstract no. PO-D22-4085). Unique

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of CD4 levels to the use of anti-depressants. METHODS: A retrospective review of clinical records was performed. The date of first use of antidepressants and CD4 levels were obtained. RESULTS: 33 patient records were reviewed. 9 had CD4 counts below 50. CONCLUSIONS: Antidepressants were most frequently used in severely immune suppressed individuals. The reason for this could be due to increasing symptomatology and coping with terminal stages of disease.

*Antidepressive Agents/THERAPEUTIC USE *CD4-Positive T-Lymphocytes *Depression/DRUG THERAPY *HIV Infections/IMMUNOLOGY *HIV Infections/PSYCHOLOGY


Information in this article was accurate in November 30, 1993. The state of the art may have changed since the publication date. This material is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor. Always discuss treatment options with a doctor who specializes in treating HIV.