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ScotCharles
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Re: HIV and the brain - update
      01/03/09 11:11 AM

I believe someone has been to a psychologist. What you are talking about are non-organic symptoms of a probably organic condition. HIV damages that part of our brain that controls the processing of multiple inputs, the so called Executive Function. Processing input from crowds of people is one thing the Executive function does.

I am not saying that psychotherapy is not necessary for prople with HIV related cognitive dysfunction as the damage to the brain over years of infection has likely led to some dysfunctional behaviors to compensate for the HIV induced brain damage. However, you should also be under the care of a psychiatrist who can presecribe meds to help overcome the effects of the HIV induced damage.

ScotCharles

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* HIV and the brain - update ScotCharles 12/13/08 08:59 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update BrokenWingedBird   01/25/09 09:06 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update ScotCharles   01/26/09 10:18 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update DOFORYOU   01/19/09 06:54 AM
. * Re: your special supplement for Scott BrokenWingedBird   01/20/09 06:56 AM
. * Re: your special supplement for Scott DOFORYOU   01/21/09 01:55 PM
. * Re: your special supplement for Scott ScotCharles   01/26/09 10:23 AM
. * Re: your special supplement for Scott BrokenWingedBird   01/25/09 08:58 AM
. * Re: your special supplement for Scott DOFORYOU   01/30/09 07:17 AM
. * Re: your special supplement for Scott BrokenWingedBird   02/06/09 06:59 AM
. * Re: your special supplement for Scott DOFORYOU   02/07/09 10:12 AM
. * Re: your special supplement for Scott BrokenWingedBird   01/30/09 09:50 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update JerryMc   12/22/08 08:45 PM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update seanboi   12/22/08 04:20 PM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update Btony   12/14/08 08:17 PM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update BrokenWingedBird   12/13/08 10:04 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update Btony   12/14/08 08:22 PM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update BrokenWingedBird   12/15/08 04:42 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update ScotCharles   01/03/09 11:11 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update BrokenWingedBird   01/04/09 07:10 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update ScotCharles   01/09/09 09:25 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update BrokenWingedBird   01/11/09 06:39 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update ScotCharles   01/12/09 10:32 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update sick_of_fuckwits   01/26/09 10:11 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update Jbeil111969   12/24/08 07:08 PM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update ScotCharles   01/13/09 08:44 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update ScotCharles   01/11/09 03:35 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update BrokenWingedBird   12/25/08 05:51 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update ScotCharles   01/03/09 11:17 AM
. * Post deleted by Becky AIDS2HIV   12/17/08 08:27 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update BrokenWingedBird   12/18/08 06:09 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update sick_of_fuckwits   01/27/09 06:20 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update BrokenWingedBird   01/27/09 01:47 PM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update sick_of_fuckwits   01/27/09 02:19 PM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update BrokenWingedBird   01/28/09 05:16 AM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update cunta_stalwart   01/28/09 05:44 PM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update sick_of_fuckwits   01/28/09 05:49 PM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update cunta_stalwart   01/28/09 06:01 PM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update sick_of_fuckwits   01/28/09 06:15 PM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update ScotCharles   01/28/09 12:56 PM
. * Re: HIV and the brain - update sick_of_fuckwits   01/28/09 05:46 AM

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