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 1526 DEPRESSION focused publications)
- Cucciare MA, Mengeling MA, Han X, Torner J, Sadler AG. Associations between Augmentee Status, Deployment Stress Preparedness and Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Binge Drinking in U.S. Servicewomen. Women's health issues : official publication of the Jacobs Institute of Women's Health. 2020 Feb 18.
- Kroll-Desrosiers AR, Crawford SL, Moore Simas TA, Clark MA, Mattocks KM. Treatment and Management of Depression Symptoms in Pregnant Veterans: Varying Experiences of Mental Health Care in the Prenatal Period. The Psychiatric quarterly. 2020 Feb 1.
- Kroenke K, Stump TE, Chen CX, Kean J, Bair MJ, Damush TM, Krebs EE, Monahan PO. Minimally important differences and severity thresholds are estimated for the PROMIS depression scales from three randomized clinical trials. Journal of affective disorders. 2020 Jan 23; 266:100-108.
- Zandi PP, Wang YH, Patel PD, Katzelnick D, Turvey CL, Wright JH, Ajilore O, Coryell W, Schneck CD, Guille C, Saunders EFH, Lazarus SA, Cuellar VA, Selvaraj S, Dill Rinvelt P, Greden JF, DePaulo JR. Development of the National Network of Depression Centers Mood Outcomes Program: A Multisite Platform for Measurement-Based Care. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.). 2020 Jan 21; appips201900481.
- Choi NG, Sullivan JE, Marti CN, Kunik ME. Religious coping and acceptability and outcome of short-term psychotherapeutic treatments for depression among low-income homebound older adults. Aging & mental health. 2019 Dec 3; 1-8.
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(5 of more than 147 DEPRESSION focused publication briefs)
- VA Healthcare Benefits May Reduce Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Seeking Mental Health Treatment among Veterans
This study assessed whether racial/ethnic disparities in mental health treatment seeking for psychiatric conditions common in the Veteran population (PTSD, major depressive disorder, alcohol-use disorder or AUD) were attenuated for military Veterans compared to civilians, and whether attenuation was more pronounced among Veterans who had VA healthcare coverage in the past 12 months. Findings showe...
Date: January 27, 2020
- 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
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( 5 of more than 100 DEPRESSION focused projects
|| Implementing the Behavioral Activities Intervention (BE-ACTIV) to Reduce Depression among Veterans in Community Living Centers
|| HIV Translating Initiatives for Depression into Effective Solutions – Hyb
|| 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
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Combat Exposure, PTSD, and Head Injuries Differentially Relate to Alterations in Cortical Thickness in Military Veterans
|| Clausen, Ashley
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
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