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 1554 DEPRESSION focused publications)
- Mavandadi S, Ingram E, Chen S, Klaus J, Oslin D. The association between social ties and changes in depressive symptoms among veterans enrolled in a collaborative depression care management program. Psychological Services. 2020 Oct 8.
- McClendon J, Essien UR, Youk A, Ibrahim SA, Vina E, Kwoh CK, Hausmann LRM. Cumulative Disadvantage and Disparities in Depression and Pain among Veterans with Osteoarthritis: The Role of Perceived Discrimination. Arthritis care & research. 2020 Oct 7.
- Aalsma MC, Jones LD, Staples JK, Garabrant JM, Gordon JS, Cyr LR, Salgado EF, Salyers MP. Mind-Body Skills Groups for Adolescents With Depression in Primary Care: A Pilot Study. Journal of Pediatric Health Care : Official Publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners. 2020 Sep 1; 34(5):462-469.
- Tam J, Taylor GMJ, Zivin K, Warner KE, Meza R. Modeling smoking-attributable mortality among adults with major depression in the United States. Preventive medicine. 2020 Aug 27; 106241.
- Shiroma PR, Thuras P, Wels J, Albott CS, Erbes C, Tye S, Lim KO. Neurocognitive performance of repeated versus single intravenous subanesthetic ketamine in treatment resistant depression. Journal of affective disorders. 2020 Aug 26; 277:470-477.
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(5 of more than 152 DEPRESSION focused publication briefs)
- Both PTSD Symptoms and Moral Injury are Associated with Adverse Perinatal Outcomes among Women Veterans
This longitudinal study is the first to examine the impact of PTSD symptoms and moral injury on adverse perinatal outcomes among women who became pregnant in the first three years after separating from military service. Findings showed that after adjusting for age, racial/ethnic minority status, socioeconomic status, and lifetime trauma, both PTSD symptoms and moral injury were associated with adv...
Date: June 1, 2020
- Positive IPV Screen Significantly Associated with Health Outcomes and Healthcare Use among Women Veterans Over 45
This study examined the proportion of women older than childbearing age who screen positive when routinely screened for past-year intimate partner violence (IPV) at VA clinics, as well as associations of a positive screen with health conditions and use of healthcare services. Findings showed that of the study cohort, 255 middle-aged (45-59 years; 9%) and 79 older (60 years and older, 5%) women scr...
Date: April 21, 2020
- Computer-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy with Peer Support Provides Greater Improvement of Depression Symptoms
This trial sought to determine whether computer-based cognitive behavioral therapy (cCBT) combined with peer support improved outcomes relative to enhanced usual care (EUC) for 330 primary care patients with depression who were treated at three Midwestern VA medical centers and two of their associated outpatient clinics. Findings showed that peer-supported cCBT as an add-on to usual primary care t...
Date: March 1, 2020
- Women Veterans Significantly More Likely than Male Veterans to Use Any Healthcare Up to One Year Post-Discharge
This study examined gender differences among a national sample of Veterans in the use of VA and non-VA health services during the first 15 months of the transition from military to civilian life. Findings showed that women Veterans were twice as likely as men to use any healthcare (VA or non-VA) immediately post-military and 84% more likely than men to do so a year later – but the use of VA care w...
Date: March 1, 2020
- Rates of Mental Health Diagnoses are Higher among Veterans with Obesity
The objective of this study was to examine rates of mental health diagnoses among a national cohort of women and men VA primary care patients with and without obesity. Findings showed that rates of any mental health diagnosis were higher among women than men and people with versus without obesity.
Depression and PTSD diagnosis rates were higher for women and men with versus without obesity. For e...
Date: January 30, 2020
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( 5 of more than 103 DEPRESSION focused projects
|| Changes in the Delivery of Evidenced Based Psychotherapies for Depression and PTSD as the Result of COVID-19 Pandemic
|| Improving Depression Management in Primary Care
|| Does Choice Equal Quality? A Mixed-Methods Comprehensive Evaluation of the Quality of Community Care through the MISSION Act vs VA care for Veterans with PTSD, Depression and Chronic Pain
|| 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
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