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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 1474 DEPRESSION focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 136 DEPRESSION focused publication briefs)

  • 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
  • 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

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Studies

( 5 of more than 89 DEPRESSION focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
PPO 16-106 Brief Psychotherapy for Depression in Primary Care: Identifying Successful Clinical Practices Mignogna, Joseph 2017-07-01
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
IIR 14-047 RCT of Behavioral Activation for Depression and Suicidality in Primary Care Funderburk, Jennifer 2015-03-01
IIR 13-310 Veteran Peer-Assisted Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression Pfeiffer, Paul 2014-10-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Depression" publications displayed.

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Depression" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
11/8/2018 Systematic Review: Relationship of mTBI to PTSD, Depression, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, and Anxiety Disorders Hoffman, Stuart  
DePalma, Ralph  
Greer, Nancy  
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  
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  
12/6/2016 Combat-Related mTBI: Patient Subtypes, Empirical Evidence, and Treatment Implications Bailie, Jason  

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