6th Symposium

A Biopsychosocial Approach to HIV-Associated Neurocognitive Disorders.

Mary Ann Cohen, M.D.

Department Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. New York, USA.

Board certified in adult psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and psychosomatic medicine, Dr. Cohen is an award-winning psychiatrist and a leader in the fields of psychosomatic medicine and AIDS psychiatry.

Dr. Cohen is in the full time private practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychosomatic medicine, geriatric psychiatry utilizing individual, couple, and family therapy. She has served on or directed psychosomatic medicine services at two municipal hospitals for 23 years and AIDS psychiatry services at an AIDS nursing home and at the Mount Sinai Medical Center for 12 years. Dr. Cohen has created health care environments to meet the needs of patients and their communities and innovated programs to identify and diminish disparities and discrimination in health care settings. She has integrated psychoanalytic principles into patient care, medical board governance, and bioethics committees.
Research interests include the prevalence of substance use, suicide attempts, and capacity consultations, the use of restraints in general care and their association with increased lengths of stay, prevalence of distress in persons with AIDS, and the association of suicide attempts and HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders.

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