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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 1039 PTSD focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 162 PTSD focused publication briefs)

  • 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
  • Benefits and Harms of Cannabis for PTSD
    This systematic review sought to assess the effectiveness of plant-based cannabis use in patients with PTSD – and to identify ongoing studies in this area. Findings show that evidence is insufficient to draw conclusions about the benefits and harms of plant-based cannabis preparations in patients with PTSD, but ongoing studies may soon provide important results. ...
    Date: September 5, 2017
  • Higher Risk of Suicidal Ideation and Suicidal Self-Directed Violence following Discontinuation of Long-term Opioid Therapy
    The primary objective of this study was to identify predictors of suicidal ideation (SI) and non-fatal suicidal self-directed violence (SSV) following clinician-initiated discontinuation of long-term opioid therapy. Findings showed that a substantial proportion of Veterans with substance use disorder diagnoses and similar matched patients experienced suicidal ideation or suicidal self-directed vio...
    Date: July 1, 2017
  • Study Identifies which VA Mental Health Program Characteristics are Associated with Patient Satisfaction
    This study examined the relationships between a set of patient satisfaction measures and a large collection of mental health program characteristics for Veterans with a recent mental health encounter in the VA healthcare system. Findings showed that broad measures of mental healthcare program reach (i.e., proportion of patients served) and intensity (i.e., number of visits) – and nearly all measur...
    Date: May 19, 2017
  • Current Diagnosis of PTSD is Risk Factor for Pregnant Women
    This analysis evaluated the associations between PTSD and antepartum complications to explore how PTSD’s pathophysiology impacts pregnancy in a large cohort of women Veterans. Findings showed that a current diagnosis of PTSD increases the risk of hypertensive/ischemic placental complications of pregnancy, specifically preeclampsia, and is a risk factor for gestational diabetes. PTSD also was assoc...
    Date: May 1, 2017

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Studies

( 5 of more than 223 PTSD focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
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
IIR 14-288 An RCT of a Primary Care-Based PTSD Intervention: Clinician-Supported PTSD Coach Kuhn, Eric 2016-10-01
NRI 15-151 Trauma-sensitive yoga for female Veterans with PTSD who experienced military sexual trauma Kelly, Ursula 2016-02-01
IIR 14-030 Dropout from Evidence-Based Therapy for PTSD: Reasons and Potential Interventions Kehle-Forbes, Shannon 2015-02-01

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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)
6/12/2018 Veterans’ experienced barriers to engagement in PTSD psychotherapy Hundt, Natalie  
4/9/2018 VA PTSD Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Programs (PRRTPs): Lessons for Improving PRRTP Services for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans with Severe PTSD Slade, Eric  
1/4/2018 Prazosin for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Comorbidities: Toward a Precision Medicine Approach Raskind, Murray  
12/13/2017 Interventions to Support Caregivers or Families of Patients with TBI, PTSD, or Polytrauma Williams, Jr., John  
Kabat, Meg  
Shepherd-Banigan, Megan  
Brancu, Mira  
2/8/2017 Magnetoencephalography as a Potential Imaging Marker for Mild TBI and PTSD Huang, Mingxiong  

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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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