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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 429 ANXIETY focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 60 ANXIETY focused publication briefs)

  • Both PTSD Symptoms and Moral Injury are Associated with Adverse Perinatal Outcomes among Women Veterans
    This longitudinal study is the first to examine the impact of PTSD symptoms and moral injury on adverse perinatal outcomes among women who became pregnant in the first three years after separating from military service. Findings showed that after adjusting for age, racial/ethnic minority status, socioeconomic status, and lifetime trauma, both PTSD symptoms and moral injury were associated with adv...
    Date: June 1, 2020
  • Positive IPV Screen Significantly Associated with Health Outcomes and Healthcare Use among Women Veterans Over 45
    This study examined the proportion of women older than childbearing age who screen positive when routinely screened for past-year intimate partner violence (IPV) at VA clinics, as well as associations of a positive screen with health conditions and use of healthcare services. Findings showed that of the study cohort, 255 middle-aged (45-59 years; 9%) and 79 older (60 years and older, 5%) women scr...
    Date: April 21, 2020
  • Women Veterans Significantly More Likely than Male Veterans to Use Any Healthcare Up to One Year Post-Discharge
    This study examined gender differences among a national sample of Veterans in the use of VA and non-VA health services during the first 15 months of the transition from military to civilian life. Findings showed that women Veterans were twice as likely as men to use any healthcare (VA or non-VA) immediately post-military and 84% more likely than men to do so a year later – but the use of VA care w...
    Date: March 1, 2020
  • Rates of Mental Health Diagnoses are Higher among Veterans with Obesity
    The objective of this study was to examine rates of mental health diagnoses among a national cohort of women and men VA primary care patients with and without obesity. Findings showed that rates of any mental health diagnosis were higher among women than men and people with versus without obesity. Depression and PTSD diagnosis rates were higher for women and men with versus without obesity. For e...
    Date: January 30, 2020
  • Health is the Main Concern of Newly Separated Veterans
    This large study is the first in-depth investigation of U.S. Veterans’ health and well-being as they leave military service. Findings showed that health concerns were the most salient for newly separated Veterans, with many reporting that they had chronic physical (53%) or mental (33%) health conditions – and that they were less satisfied with their health than either their work or social relation...
    Date: December 28, 2019

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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

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Anxiety" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
6/9/2020 Anxiety, Insomnia, & Other Symptoms of Stress During COVID 19: Putting the Pandemic in Perspective + Self-Care Tips for VA Staff Blonigen, Daniel  
Weitlauf, Julie  
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  

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