The role of HIV infection, cognition, and depression in risky decision-making

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The authors examined the impact of HIV, cognitive dysfunction, and depression on decision-making. HIV+ (N=100) and HIV2 (N=26) participants were administered a comprehensive neuropsychological battery, a modified version of the Iowa Gambling Task, and a measure of depressive symptoms. HIV+ participants demonstrated more difficulties in learning the gambling task than did HIV2 participants. Executive functioning and depression emerged as strong predictors of gambling task performance. Depression partially mediated the relationship between executive functioning and gambling performance. Our findings suggest that HIV infection, executive dysfunction, and depression place individuals at risk for poor decision-making. © 2012 American Psychiatric Association.




Thames, A. D., Streiff, V., Patel, S. M., Panos, S. E., Castellon, S. A., & Hinkin, C. H. (2012). The role of HIV infection, cognition, and depression in risky decision-making. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 24(3), 340–348.

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