PMID: 3955114Apr 1, 1986

AIDS encephalitis mimicking alcohol dementia and depression

Biological Psychiatry
T P BeresfordR C Hall


The authors report a case of encephalitis occurring in a setting consistent with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). They point out that AIDS and its complications can mimic psychiatric syndromes, including depression and dementia, or delirium related to illnesses such as alcoholism. Acting out behavior, seen in the present case, may also be mistaken as a symptom of sociopathy.


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