oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Fear of Aids with suicide attempts in a Nigerian: case report
|Article Title||Fear of Aids with suicide attempts in a Nigerian: case report|
|© Publisher:||IFE Centre for Psychological Studies (ICPS)|
|Journal||IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Obafemi Awolowo University, lIe-Ife, Nigeria|
|Publication Date||Jan 1996|
|Pages||75 - 80|
|Keyword(s)||Antimalarial therapy, Depressive population, Diarrhoea, Homosexuals, Intravenous drug abusers, Libido, Psychiatric conditions, Pyrexia, Sexual activity, Sleeplessness, Social withdrawal and Suicidal ideation|
A case of fear of having contacted Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and suicidal attempts in a Nigerian male adults presented. This occurred in the setting of a depressive illness in a previously sexually active individual with obsessive personality traits, following exposure to intense AIDS campaigns in the media. The symptoms remitted with counselling and on learning that his HIV serostatus was negative. The impacts of widespread AIDS campaigns on the mental state of the general public and at-risk individuals are discussed.
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