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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 1096 PTSD focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 172 PTSD focused publication briefs)

  • 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
  • Post 9/11 Veterans Less Likely to Delay Mental Health Treatment
    This study compared delay of treatment for PTSD, major depressive disorder (MDD), and/or alcohol-use disorder (AUD) among post-9/11 Veterans relative to pre-9/11 Veterans and civilians. Findings showed that post-9/11 Veterans were less likely than both pre-9/11 Veterans and civilians to delay mental health treatment for PTSD and depression. Median time to PTSD treatment was 2.5 years for post-9/11...
    Date: March 7, 2019
  • Veterans Encouraged by a Loved One to Face Stress Induced by Trauma-Focused Therapy More Likely to Stay in Treatment
    One in three Veterans drop out of trauma-focused treatment. Social system factors may be especially important to understanding these dropout rates, yet when and how family relationships influence PTSD treatment dropout remains unknown. This study examined two support system factors in predicting treatment dropout: social control (direct efforts by loved ones to encourage Veterans to participate in...
    Date: March 1, 2019
  • Over-Prescribing of Medication for Insomnia, Particularly among Women Veterans
    Zolpidem, a non-benzodiazepine sedative hypnotic, is extensively prescribed in the U.S. for short-term treatment of insomnia. FDA recommends cutting the dose for women in half because women metabolize the same dose of zolpidem more slowly than men; VA’s national Pharmacy Benefits Management service policy is in line with FDA guidelines. This study examined prescribing patterns among all VA patient...
    Date: March 1, 2019
  • Reduced Psychiatric Symptoms among Veterans Associated with More In-Person Social Contact but Not More Facebook Contact
    This study sought to determine whether social contact on Facebook—or in-person—is associated with a lower risk of screening positive for psychiatric disorders or suicidality in Veterans. Findings showed that although Veterans who frequently use Facebook also are typically social in their offline life, it is their offline (in-person) social interaction – not their social contact on Facebook – that ...
    Date: January 15, 2019

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Studies

( 5 of more than 259 PTSD focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
SDR 19-200 Is Protection of Disability Benefits Associated with Employment in Veterans with TBI and PTSD? Pogoda , Terri 2019-10-01
PPO 18-121 From Screening to Treatment: Mapping Access to Care Pathways for Veterans who Screen Positive for PTSD Bovin, Michelle 2019-06-01
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

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

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Topic Spotlight

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "PTSD" seminars are displayed.

Date Title Presenter(s)
1/23/2020 Stellate Ganglion Block for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms - A New Treatment Option Rae Olmsted, Kristine  
1/16/2020 Massage for Veterans with PTSD and Chronic Pain: Lessons Learned in an Intervention using Mobile Technology and Electronic Data Haun, Jolie  
Ballistrea, Lisa  
11/21/2019 Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Interventions for Veterans Kearney, David  
10/21/2019 Validation and Acceptability of the PTSD Primary Care Screen for DSM-5 Schnurr, Paula  
Bovin, Michelle  
10/15/2019 It’s all about the Blast: Acute Assessment of TBI and PTSD after a Deployment-Related Explosive Blast Peterson, Alan  

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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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