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Nov 3, 2003

Does hiv cause mania/hypomania?

Response from Dr. Horwath

There are cases of new onset mania reported in people with HIV infection. In some cases the mania may be caused by medications, such as corticosteroids, which are used in the course of treating some complications of AIDS.

I have also seen a case of new onset mania in a woman, who had just started Sustiva, and had no prior history of mania or bipolar disorder.

Severe depression and mood swings
HIV and addicted to prescription pain pills

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