More than one-third of Veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan and entering the VA healthcare system have received a mental health diagnosis. Research focuses on a variety of issues related to several mental health conditions affecting Veterans that range from PTSD and depression to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Search results were generated based on the search term "Anxiety". Results are updated weekly, as new data are available.
OEF/OIF/OND Veterans that Currently Smoke More Likely to Receive Opioid Prescription than Non-Smokers This study sought to determine if smoking status is associated with the receipt of opioids among OEF/OIF/OND Veterans – and to examine important covariates of smoking (i.e., current pain intensity, gender, and mental health diagnoses) and receipt of opioids. Findings showed that compared to non-smokers, OEF/OIF/OND Veterans who were current smokers were more likely to receive an opioid prescriptio...
Date: September 21, 2016
Disclosure of Clinical Adverse Events between VA Surgeons and their Patients This study assessed surgeons’ reports of disclosing adverse events and aspects of their experiences with the disclosure process. Findings showed that surgeons reporting they were less likely to discuss preventability of the adverse event, or who reported difficult communication experiences were more negatively affected by disclosure than others: 60% indicated that the event had moderately, quite a...
Date: July 20, 2016
New Guidelines May Significantly Decrease Cost for Testing Immune Function in Veterans with HIV In 2012, the Department of Health and Human Services recommended CD4 testing in patients with HIV every 3 to 6 months – except in patients with consistently suppressed virus and sustained CD4 cell count, who could be tested every 6 to 12 months. In 2014, updated guidelines recommended that in individuals with viral suppression, CD4 testing be considered either optional or annual, depending on the ...
Watch the HSR&D's video series on mental health, which features several researchers discussing their work on improving care for Veterans with mental illness.
Visit the VA's Office of Research & Development healthcare topic overview section to learn more about milestones in VA's mental health research, read research updates, and download research fact sheets.
Learn more about the projects being conducted within HSR&D's Rural Access to Mental Healthcare CREATE (Collaborative Research to Enhance and Advance Transformation and Excellence) initiative.