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Mental Health: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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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Citations

(5 of more than 1048 PTSD focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 166 PTSD focused publication briefs)

  • Mantram Repetition Effective in Treatment of Veterans with PTSD
    Mantram teaches people to intentionally slow down thoughts and to practice “one-pointed attention” by silently repeating a personalized mantram – a word or phrase with spiritual meaning. This study compared Mantram therapy to Present-Centered Therapy – a supportive, problem-solving, non-trauma-focused treatment for PTSD. Findings showed that among Veterans with PTSD, individually-delivered Mantram...
    Date: June 20, 2018
  • Medical Records Flag for Suicide Risk Increases VA Healthcare Visits among Veterans with Substance Use Disorder
    VA has identified suicide prevention as a top priority and established policies to include high-risk suicide patient record flags (PRFs) in the electronic medical record to alert providers of patient risk and increase healthcare contacts. This study sought to identify predictors of new PRFs and to describe healthcare use before and after PRF initiation among VA patients who had received a substanc...
    Date: June 8, 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
  • 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
  • Evidence-based Psychotherapy Template Use Associated with Treatment Quality for Veterans with PTSD
    This study measured the prevalence of evidence-based psychotherapy (EBP) templated notes in VA, testing the hypothesis that template use would be associated with quality of care for Veterans with PTSD. Findings showed that facility-level EBP template use was associated with a greater proportion of PTSD-diagnosed patients treated in specialty clinics, greater facility-level rates of diagnostic asse...
    Date: September 30, 2017

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Studies

( 5 of more than 230 PTSD focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
IIR 17-178 Shared Contributions to Outcomes and Retention in EBPs for PTSD (SCORE PTSD) Sayer, Nina 2018-08-01
IIR 16-262 Association of Complementary and Integrative Health (CHI) Interventions with Opioid Use and Related Risks Among Veterans With Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) and PTSD Goulet, Joseph 2018-05-01
IIR 17-123 Randomized Controlled Trial of AboutFace: A Novel Video Storytelling Resource to Improve Access, Engagement, and Utilization of Mental Health Treatment among Veterans with PTSD Grubaugh, Anouk 2018-05-01
IIR 15-322 Improving Veteran Adherence to Treatment for PTSD through Partnering with Families Meis, Laura 2017-09-01
IIR 15-103 Validation of the PTSD Primary Care Screen Bovin, Michelle 2017-01-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "PTSD" publications displayed.

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "PTSD" 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 Greer, Nancy  
Cifu, David  
Wilt, Timothy  
DePalma, Ralph  
7/10/2018 Development of a Mobile App to Improve the Cognitive Health of Veterans with Alcohol Use Disorder and PTSD Heinz, Adrienne  
6/13/2018 Head Injury and PTSD in Veteran and Civilian Women Who Have Experienced Intimate Partner Violence: Implications for Screening and Intervention Iverson, Kate  
Iverson, Kate  
Galovski, Tara  
Galovski, Tara  
6/12/2018 Veterans’ Experienced Barriers to Engagement in PTSD Psychotherapy Hundt, Natalie  
6/11/2018 Opioid and Benzodiazepine Co-prescribing and Mortality among VA Patients with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Hawkins, Eric  
Malte, Carol  

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Videos


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Podcasts

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Other Resources

  • Learn more about the studies being conducted within HSR&D's PTSD CREATE (Collaborative Research to Enhance and Advance Transformation and Excellence) initiative.
  • Learn more about the VA's Quality Enhancement Research Initiative PTSD Veterans Choice Act Evaluation project.
  • Visit the VA's Office of Research & Development healthcare topic overview section to learn more about milestones in VA's PTSD research, read research updates, and download research fact sheets.

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