Fear of AIDS related to development of obsessive-compulsive disorder in a child

Karen Dineen Wagner, Margaret A. Sullivan

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Abstract

Fear of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) has been associated with a variety of psychiatric disorders in adults and in some adolescents. A case is reported of a child with an unrealistic fear of AIDS who developed an obsessive-compulsive disorder. This case illustrates the importance of providing adequate AIDS information to children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)740-742
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

Keywords

  • AIDS
  • children
  • fear
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Fear of AIDS related to development of obsessive-compulsive disorder in a child'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this