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Depression

VA HSR&D Research Topics: Depression

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect feelings, thoughts, and the ability to handle daily life activities. It’s estimated that 18.5% of service members returning from Iraq or Afghanistan have either post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression. VA conducts a wide variety of research that looks at depression treatment, prevention, and access to mental health services.

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Citations

(5 of more than 1479 DEPRESSION focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 140 DEPRESSION focused publication briefs)

  • Post 9/11 Veterans Less Likely to Delay Mental Health Treatment
    This study compared delay of treatment for PTSD, major depressive disorder (MDD), and/or alcohol-use disorder (AUD) among post-9/11 Veterans relative to pre-9/11 Veterans and civilians. Findings showed that post-9/11 Veterans were less likely than both pre-9/11 Veterans and civilians to delay mental health treatment for PTSD and depression. Median time to PTSD treatment was 2.5 years for post-9/11...
    Date: March 7, 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
  • Reduced Psychiatric Symptoms among Veterans Associated with More In-Person Social Contact but Not More Facebook Contact
    This study sought to determine whether social contact on Facebook—or in-person—is associated with a lower risk of screening positive for psychiatric disorders or suicidality in Veterans. Findings showed that although Veterans who frequently use Facebook also are typically social in their offline life, it is their offline (in-person) social interaction – not their social contact on Facebook – that ...
    Date: January 15, 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
  • VA Geriatric Patient Aligned Care Teams Need Additional Mental Health Integration for Older Veterans
    Geriatric Patient Aligned Care Teams (GeriPACT) provide healthcare for a subset of older Veterans with chronic disease, functional dependency, cognitive decline, and psychosocial challenges. This study examines mental healthcare integration within GeriPACT by describing the role of psychiatrists/psychologists to help inform geriatric mental health policy. Findings showed that mental health integra...
    Date: September 13, 2018

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Studies

( 5 of more than 98 DEPRESSION focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
PPO 18-111 Pilot Study of Technology Assisted Depression Treatment Adherence Turvey, Carolyn 2019-04-01
PPO 16-106 Brief Psychotherapy for Depression in Primary Care: Identifying Successful Clinical Practices Mignogna, Joseph 2017-07-01
CDA 14-425 Improving Outcomes for Older Veterans with Chronic Back Pain and Depression Makris, Una 2016-10-01
IIR 14-353 Telehealth Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression in Parkinson's Disease Interian, Alejandro 2016-07-01
IIR 14-345 Incorporating Treatment Outcomes into Quality Measurement of Depression Care Pfeiffer, Paul 2016-04-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Depression" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
3/21/2019 Hatha Yoga for Depression: Current Research, Future Directions, and Practical Advice Uebelacker, Lisa  
12/10/2018 Precision Medicine in Mental Health Care (PRIME Care): Incorporating Implementation Science into a Large Scale RCT Oslin, David  
Wray, Laura  
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  
11/6/2018 Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Improvement of Executive Function in Traumatic Brain Injury in Veterans Adamson, Maheen Mausoof  
1/17/2018 Primary Care - Mental Health Integration: Improving Mental Health Care Access for VA Primary Care Patients Leung, Lucinda  

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