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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders (AD) occur when normally temporary stress or anxiousness do not go away, but instead, may get worse over time. Symptoms of AD can include feeling very wound-up or on edge, having difficulty concentrating, controlling feelings of worry, and insomnia—all of which can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, schoolwork, and relationships. There are several types of AD, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and various phobia-related disorders. VA research into AD looks at various aspects of the condition, including: how AD related behaviors (such as tobacco or alcohol use) impact Veterans, how best to deliver care to Veterans who may not have ready access to a VA clinic, and how pre-existing AD may make Veterans more susceptible to PTSD.

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Citations

(5 of more than 406 ANXIETY focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 54 ANXIETY focused publication briefs)

  • Over-Prescribing of Medication for Insomnia, Particularly among Women Veterans
    Zolpidem, a non-benzodiazepine sedative hypnotic, is extensively prescribed in the U.S. for short-term treatment of insomnia. FDA recommends cutting the dose for women in half because women metabolize the same dose of zolpidem more slowly than men; VA’s national Pharmacy Benefits Management service policy is in line with FDA guidelines. This study examined prescribing patterns among all VA patient...
    Date: March 1, 2019
  • Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Reduces Suicidal Ideation among Veterans with Chronic Illness
    Brief cognitive behavioral therapy (bCBT) intervention delivered by VA mental health providers in primary care settings is effective for depression, anxiety, and improves physical health quality of life. Investigators in the current study determined the effect of bCBT on suicidal ideation among Veterans with cardiopulmonary chronic illness receiving mental health treatment in a VA primary care set...
    Date: February 8, 2019
  • Women Veterans Who Report Stranger Harassment on VA Grounds More Likely to Delay or Miss Healthcare
    This study examined the prevalence of self-reported harassment among women Veterans who use VA healthcare. Findings showed that one in four women Veterans reported inappropriate and/or unwanted comments or behavior by male Veterans on VA grounds. Eight percent said that this usually or always took place at VA. Negative interactions included sexual/derogatory comments and questions about the women’...
    Date: January 24, 2019
  • Comparisons between VA and Non-VA Hospitals May Not Accurately Account for Mental Health Diagnoses
    While CMS publishes performance metrics on Hospital Compare, the risk-adjustment algorithms underlying these metrics are often unclear. Further, recently published literature questions whether existing risk-adjustment algorithms accurately adjust for mental health comorbidities. This study sought to determine whether current risk-adjustment algorithms fairly compare VA hospitals with non-federal h...
    Date: December 14, 2018
  • Evaluating Care Coordination Program for Pregnant Veterans
    The VA Maternity Care Coordinator Telephone Care Program (MCC-TCP) was created to support MCCs and includes outlines to guide up to eight calls with Veterans on topics such as VA maternity care benefits, chronic health problems, substance use cessation, and depression and suicide screening. Investigators evaluated the program and assessed its feasibility, as well as facilitators and barriers to it...
    Date: May 23, 2018

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Studies

( 5 of more than 14 ANXIETY focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 17-241 Anxiety diagnostic accuracy in VA primary care mental health integration settings: Identifying barriers and facilitators to inform a learning health care system Fletcher, Terri 2019-05-01
CDA 15-262 Improving Primary Care Anxiety Treatment Engagement and Effectiveness Shepardson, Robyn 2017-04-01
IIR 15-092 Pain-related Anxiety Intervention for Smokers with Chronic Pain: A Comparative Effectiveness Trial of Smoking Cessation Counseling for Veterans Bastian, Lori 2017-02-01
IIR 00-097 A Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Depression and Anxiety in COPD Kunik, Mark 2002-01-01
IIR 17-241 Anxiety diagnostic accuracy in VA primary care mental health integration settings: Identifying barriers and facilitators to inform a learning health care system Fletcher, Terri 2019-05-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Anxiety" publications displayed.

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Anxiety" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
5/16/2019 Strength and Awareness in Action: A Feasibility Study of Yoga for Post-Acute TBI Headaches Brenner, Lisa  
11/8/2018 Systematic Review: Relationship of mTBI to PTSD, Depression, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, and Anxiety Disorders Hoffman, Stuart  
Hoffman, Stuart  
Cifu, David  
Cifu, David  
DePalma, Ralph  
DePalma, Ralph  
Greer, Nancy  
Greer, Nancy  
5/31/2017 Deployment Trauma: Insights from the TRACTS Cohort on the Effects of mTBI, Blast Exposure and Associated Comorbidities in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans McGlinchey, Regina  
5/18/2016 Clinical Quality Indicators among Patients with Mental Illness Following the Implementation of a Patient Centered Medical Home Browne, Kendall  
3/19/2014 Pain Management and PACT Helstrom, Amy  

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