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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.

Search results were generated based on the search term "Anxiety". Results are updated weekly, as new data are available.

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Citations

(5 of more than 397 ANXIETY focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 52 ANXIETY focused publication briefs)

  • 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
  • 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
  • Delivery of Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Primary Care Improves Mental Health Symptoms in Chronically Ill Veterans
    This trial sought to determine whether an integrated brief cognitive behavioral therapy (bCBT) intervention would improve depression, anxiety, and quality of life for medically ill Veterans. Findings showed that integrated bCBT resulted in significant immediate and 12-month improvements related to depression and anxiety. Brief CBT also resulted in significant short-term improvements related to phy...
    Date: June 20, 2017
  • Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Therapy among Veterans is Overwhelmingly Initiated by VA Clinicians
    The aim of this study was to compare reasons for discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) between Veterans with and without substance use disorder (SUD) receiving care within the VA healthcare system in the years following release of 2009 and 2010 clinical practice guidelines. Findings showed that the majority of Veterans (85%) discontinued opioid use because their clinician stopped pres...
    Date: March 1, 2017

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Studies

( 5 of more than 11 ANXIETY focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
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 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
RRP 12-505 Technology-assisted peer support for recently hospitalized depressed Veterans Pfeiffer, Paul 2013-11-01
PPO 13-122 Enhancing Delivery of Problem Solving Therapy using SmartPhone Technology Grubbs, Kathleen 2013-10-01

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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)
11/8/2018 Systematic Review: Relationship of mTBI to PTSD, Depression, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, and Anxiety Disorders Hoffman, Stuart  
Hoffman, Stuart  
DePalma, Ralph  
DePalma, Ralph  
Greer, Nancy  
Greer, Nancy  
Cifu, David  
Cifu, David  
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  
1/27/2011 A Systematic Evidence Review of Interventions for Non-professional Caregivers of Individuals with Dementia Mahoney-Gleason, Heather  
Cooley, Susan  
Goy, Elizabeth  

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