Year: 1992 Source: Psychosomatics, v.33, no.4, (Fall 1992), p.416-427 SIEC No: 19930157

This article reports on a study of the importance of physical symptoms as a correlate of depressive symptoms & suicidal thoughts, in a sample of 881 persons (aged 18+ years) infected with HIV. The study minimized overlap in measures of the affective & physical symptoms, studied a diverse population, & included other correlates. Data support the notion that in diagnosing depression, concern over isolating physical symptoms as either “affective” or “physical” may be exaggerated. (60 Refs.)