Research Topics Mental Health: Depression
VA HSR&D Research Topics: Depression
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.
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( 5 of more than 1458 DEPRESSION focused publications)
Bamonti PM, Moye J, Naik AD. Pain is associated with continuing depression in cancer survivors. Psychology, health & medicine. 2018 Jun 14; 1-14.
Jones AL, Mor MK, Haas GL, Gordon AJ, Cashy JP, Schaefer JH, Hausmann LRM. The Role of Primary Care Experiences in Obtaining Treatment for Depression. Journal of general internal medicine. 2018 Aug 1; 33(8):1366-1373.
Albott CS, Lim KO, Forbes MK, Erbes C, Tye SJ, Grabowski JG, Thuras P, Batres-Y-Carr TM, Wels J, Shiroma PR. Efficacy, Safety, and Durability of Repeated Ketamine Infusions for Comorbid Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Treatment-Resistant Depression. The Journal of clinical psychiatry. 2018 May 1; 79(3).
Borsari B, Yalch MM, Pedrelli P, Radomski S, Bachrach RL, Read JP. Associations among Trauma, Depression, and Alcohol Use Profiles and Treatment Motivation and Engagement in College Students. Journal of American College Health : J of Ach. 2018 Feb 28; 1-25.
Shekelle PG, Cook IA, Miake-Lye IM, Booth MS, Beroes JM, Mak S. Benefits and Harms of Cranial Electrical Stimulation for Chronic Painful Conditions, Depression, Anxiety, and Insomnia: A Systematic Review. Annals of internal medicine. 2018 Mar 20; 168(6):414-421.
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( 5 of more than 135 DEPRESSION focused publication briefs)
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
Veteran Status Significantly Moderates the Positive Effect of Collaborative Care Intervention for Depression versus Usual Care This study combined data from two collaborative care trials to determine whether there were significant differences in outcomes between Veterans with depression receiving collaborative care in VA community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs) versus civilians receiving collaborative care in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). Findings showed that Veterans randomized to collaborative care in co... Date: April 1, 2018
VA Successfully Implements Interferon-free Treatment for Hepatitis C Virus in Previously Undertreated Patient Populations This study examined the adoption of interferon-free treatment for hepatitis C virus (HCV) in VA to learn who received this therapy and whether the limitations of interferon-containing treatments have been overcome, including low rates of use among VA healthcare users who are African American or Hispanic, and among those with HCV-HIV co-infection. Findings showed that with the advent of interferon-... Date: March 7, 2018
Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Decreases Use of General Mental Health Services among Veterans with Mental Illness This study examined the relationship between primary care clinic engagement in Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) and patient use of different mental health services (MHS). Findings showed that there was increasing clinic engagement in PC-MHI services over time, accompanied by a reduction in general MHS visits – but no change in more specialized mental health services. Analyses showed... Date: December 15, 2017
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
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( ) 5 of more than 89 DEPRESSION focused projects
Brief Psychotherapy for
Depression in Primary Care: Identifying Successful Clinical Practices Mignogna, Joseph
Telehealth Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for
Depression in Parkinson's Disease Interian, Alejandro
Incorporating Treatment Outcomes into Quality Measurement of
Depression Care Pfeiffer, Paul
RCT of Behavioral Activation for
Depression and Suicidality in Primary Care Funderburk, Jennifer
Veteran Peer-Assisted Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for
Depression Pfeiffer, Paul
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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters
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The most recent "Depression" seminars are displayed.
Systematic Review: Relationship of mTBI to PTSD, Depression, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, and Anxiety Disorders
Primary Care - Mental Health Integration: Improving Mental Health Care Access for VA Primary Care Patients
Deployment Trauma: Insights from the TRACTS Cohort on the Effects of mTBI, Blast Exposure and Associated Comorbidities in OEF/OIF/OND Veterans
Combat-Related mTBI: Patient Subtypes, Empirical Evidence, and Treatment Implications
Leveraging Health Experiences Research to Enhance Veteran Engagement
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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.