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Cognitive Behavioural Approaches and HIV/AIDS


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1 Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
     

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy is an intensive, short-term, problem-oriented approach designed to be quick, practical and goal-oriented and to provide people with long-term skills to keep them healthy and help them in dealing with a wide range of mental health difficulties. The HIV positive patients experience a wide range of mental health difficulties like depression, anxiety, fear, hopelessness, suicidal ideation, rejection, loneliness, alienation etc. They are in greater need of psychological help and support. The present articles revealed that cognitive and behavioral therapy have demonstrated to be effective in reducing HIV risk behaviors, improving physical and mental health outcomes and adherence among HIV positive people.

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Cognitive Behavior Therapy, HIV/AIDS, Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Hopelessness, Suicidal Ideation.
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Aayush Kumar
Department of Psychology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

Abstract


Cognitive Behavior Therapy is an intensive, short-term, problem-oriented approach designed to be quick, practical and goal-oriented and to provide people with long-term skills to keep them healthy and help them in dealing with a wide range of mental health difficulties. The HIV positive patients experience a wide range of mental health difficulties like depression, anxiety, fear, hopelessness, suicidal ideation, rejection, loneliness, alienation etc. They are in greater need of psychological help and support. The present articles revealed that cognitive and behavioral therapy have demonstrated to be effective in reducing HIV risk behaviors, improving physical and mental health outcomes and adherence among HIV positive people.

Keywords


Cognitive Behavior Therapy, HIV/AIDS, Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Hopelessness, Suicidal Ideation.