Mental Health Screening Tools for the HIV Clinician


Mental Health Screening Tools for the HIV Clinician, presented by Lawrence McGlynn, MD

In this webinar, Dr. McGlynn reviews common psychiatric disorders in HIV, and relevant screening tools will be discussed. Clinicians working with HIV+ patients often need to address mental health needs, especially in situations where there is a lack of psychiatric specialty care available. Screening tools are available to help the clinician screen for a variety of mental health conditions, including cognitive dysfunction, mood/anxiety disorders, and substance abuse. Some commonly used screening tools may not be useful or appropriate for the patient living with HIV/AIDS.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe how HIV affects the brain.
  • Identify mental disorders that are common among patients with HIV/AIDS.
  • Identify which screening tools should be considered for HIV+ patients.

Lawrence McGlynn, MD is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area and has been working in the HIV field since the early 1990s. He earned his Medical Doctorate from Harvard Medical School, where he also completed his residency. Dr. McGlynn received his board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and now serves on the faculty of Stanford University School of Medicine as Clinical Associate Professor. In addition, he serves as Medical Director and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Specialist for the San Jose AETC and is the Director of the Stanford/Santa Clara County Methamphetamine Task Force.

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