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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(5 of more than 1517 DEPRESSION focused publications)
- Dzierzewski J. Sleep and Pain: the Role of Depression. Current sleep medicine reports. 2019 Dec 1; 5(4):173-180.
- Curry JF, Shepherd-Banigan M, Van Voorhees E, Wagner HR, Kelley ML, Strauss J, Naylor J, Veterans Affairs Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Women Veterans Work Group , Veterans Affairs Mid-Atlantic MIRECC Work Group. Sex differences in predictors of recurrent major depression among current-era military veterans. Psychological Services. 2019 Nov 21.
- Rinke ML, Bundy DG, Stein RE, O'Donnell HC, Heo M, Littenfield H, Singh H. Increasing Recognition and Diagnosis of Adolescent Depression: Project RedDE A Cluster Randomized Trial. pediatric quality and safety. 2019 Sep 30; 4(5):e217.
- Lee AA, Aikens JE, Janevic MR, Rosland AM, Piette JD. Functional support and burden among out-of-home supporters of heart failure patients with and without depression. Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association. 2020 Jan 1; 39(1):29-36.
- Shensa A, Sidani JE, Escobar-Viera CG, Switzer GE, Primack BA, Choukas-Bradley S. Emotional support from social media and face-to-face relationships: Associations with depression risk among young adults. Journal of affective disorders. 2020 Jan 1; 260:38-44.
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(5 of more than 146 DEPRESSION focused publication briefs)
- Health is the Main Concern of Newly Separated Veterans
This large study is the first in-depth investigation of U.S. Veterans’ health and well-being as they leave military service. Findings showed that health concerns were the most salient for newly separated Veterans, with many reporting that they had chronic physical (53%) or mental (33%) health conditions – and that they were less satisfied with their health than either their work or social relation...
Date: December 28, 2019
- Social Stressors Strongly Associated with Suicide Ideation and Attempt among Veterans
This study examined documented social stressors in VA’s electronic health record (EHR) and how these stressors were associated with suicidal ideation and suicide attempt. Seven types of social stressors were included: 1) experiences of violence, 2) housing instability, 3) employment or financial problems, 4) legal problems, 5) social or familial problems, 6) lack of access to care or transportatio...
Date: November 19, 2019
- History of Military Sexual Trauma Common among Older Women Veterans
This study sought to determine the prevalence of military sexual trauma (MST) among older women Veterans – and investigate associations between MST and medical and mental health diagnoses. Findings showed that a history of MST was common among older women Veterans. Positive MST screens were observed in nearly 1 in 5 women aged 55-64, and 1 in 10 aged 65-74. [This is similar to the 23% prevalence f...
Date: November 11, 2019
- Weight Management as Effective as Medication Intensification for Glycemic Control among Veterans with Type 2 Diabetes
This randomized clinical trial sought to determine whether adding intensive weight management to group medical visits (WM/GMV) improves glycemia compared with GMV alone, while enhancing weight loss and decreasing medication intensity in patients with uncontrolled type 2 diabetes. Findings showed that for Veterans with diabetes who attended group medical visits, adding intensive weight management u...
Date: November 4, 2019
- Veterans with PTSD and/or Depression More Likely to Participate in Cardiac Rehabilitation than Veterans without These Disorders
This study sought to determine whether Veterans with depression and/or PTSD were more or less likely than those without depression or PTSD to participate in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programs following hospitalization for heart attack or coronary revascularization. Findings showed that Veterans with PTSD and/or depression were more likely to participate in CR than Veterans without these mental h...
Date: June 4, 2019
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( 5 of more than 98 DEPRESSION focused projects
|| Pilot Study of Technology Assisted Depression Treatment Adherence
|| Brief Psychotherapy for Depression in Primary Care: Identifying Successful Clinical Practices
|| Improving Outcomes for Older Veterans with Chronic Back Pain and Depression
|| Telehealth Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Depression in Parkinson's Disease
|| Incorporating Treatment Outcomes into Quality Measurement of Depression Care
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Management Briefs eBrief-no33 - Brief Psychotherapy for Depression in Primary Care
...Management Briefs eBrief-no33 Brief Psychotherapy for Depression in Primary Care Management eBrief no. 33 » Back to list of all Management...
Management Briefs eBrief-no80 - Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adults with Depressive or Anxiety Disorders
...Treatment effects were smaller in studies of patients who were enrolled based on a positive depression symptom screen compared with studies of...
Management Briefs eBrief-no114 - Pharmacogenomics-guided Antidepressant Treatment versus Usual Care for Major Depressive Disorder
...medical comorbidities, depression symptomatology, depression severity and duration, history of antidepressant treatment resistance, concomitant...
Management Briefs eBrief-no32 - Comparative Effectiveness of Smoking Cessation Treatments for Patients with Depression
...found no differences by depression status (i.e., depression history vs. current depression). Question #3: Are there differential effects of smoking...
Relationship of Deployment-related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Depressive Disorders, Substance Use Disorders, Suicidal Ideation, and Anxiety Disorders: A Systematic Review
...Management Brief Systematic Review: Relationship of mTBI to PTSD, Depression, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, and Anxiety Disorders (Cyberseminar)...
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Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Interventions for Veterans
|| Kearney, David
Randomized Controlled Trial of Behavioral Activation for Depression and Suicidality in Primary Care
|| Funderburk, Jennifer
Hatha Yoga for Depression: Current Research, Future Directions, and Practical Advice
|| Uebelacker, Lisa
Precision Medicine in Mental Health Care (PRIME Care): Incorporating Implementation Science into a Large Scale RCT
|| Oslin, David
Systematic Review: Relationship of mTBI to PTSD, Depression, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, and Anxiety Disorders
|| Hoffman, Stuart
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