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Mental Health: Anxiety Disorders

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.

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Citations

(5 of more than 389 ANXIETY focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 49 ANXIETY focused publication briefs)

  • 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
  • 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 ...
    Date: July 1, 2016

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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)
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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Videos

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Podcasts

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Other Resources

  • 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.

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