ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND STRESS ASSOCIATED WITH HIV POSITIVE PATIENTS AND ROLE OF AYURVEDA IN ITS MANAGEMENT

Dr. Anuja Hari Gholap, Dr. Sunanda Pedhekar

Abstract


HIV infection is a global epidemic and is becoming a medical as well as social problem. There is a high level of stigma and social discrimination
with patients of HIV infection.Hence; such persons are more prone to psychological disorders like anxiety, depression and stress. These
psychological disorders affect the mental as well as the physical condition of the patient thereby hampering effect of drug and also cause an effect
on the progression of the disease. The quality of life is also negatively affected in such cases. Hence this issue needs to be addressed at large
urgently. Ayurveda has a group of drugs categorized as Rasayan dravyas which have proved their efficacy and pharmacological studies have been
conducted for the same to study their anxiolytic, anti depressant activities. However furthermore clinical research is needed in this regard.


Keywords


Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Hiv, Ayurveda

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