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Antidepressant use and CD4 levels.
Amberg MA; Wiewora RJ; Rosado H; Palm Beach Connection, FL.
November 30, 1993
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