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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(5 of more than 1122 PTSD focused publications)
- Hoerster KD, Tanksley L, Simpson T, Saelens BE, Unützer J, Black M, Greene P, Sulayman N, Reiber G, Nelson K. Development of a Tailored Behavioral Weight Loss Program for Veterans With PTSD (MOVE!+UP): A Mixed-Methods Uncontrolled Iterative Pilot Study. American Journal of Health Promotion : AJHP. 2020 Mar 12; 890117120908505.
- Bair MJ, Outcalt SD, Ang D, Wu J, Yu Z. Pain and Psychological Outcomes Among Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans with Chronic Pain and PTSD: ESCAPE Trial Longitudinal Results. Pain medicine (Malden, Mass.). 2020 Mar 9.
- Koenig HG, Youssef NA, Smothers Z, Oliver JP, Boucher NA, Ames D, Volk F, Teng EJ, Haynes K. Hope, Religiosity, and Mental Health in U.S. Veterans and Active Duty Military with PTSD Symptoms. Military medicine. 2020 Feb 12; 185(1-2):97-104.
- Etingen B, Grubbs KM, Harik JM. Drivers of Preference for Evidence-Based PTSD Treatment: A Qualitative Assessment. Military medicine. 2020 Jan 7; 185(Supplement_1):303-310.
- Grubaugh AL, Myers US, Keller SM, Wangelin BC, Lozano BE, Tuerk PW. An adjunctive human-animal interaction intervention for veterans with PTSD: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2019 Dec 27; 20(1):786.
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(5 of more than 174 PTSD 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
- 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
- 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
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( 5 of more than 259 PTSD focused projects
|| Is Protection of Disability Benefits Associated with Employment in Veterans with TBI and PTSD?
|| From Screening to Treatment: Mapping Access to Care Pathways for Veterans who Screen Positive for PTSD
|| Shared Contributions to Outcomes and Retention in EBPs for PTSD (SCORE PTSD)
|| Association of Complementary and Integrative Health (CHI) Interventions with Opioid Use and Related Risks Among Veterans With Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD) and PTSD
|| Randomized Controlled Trial of AboutFace: A Novel Video Storytelling Resource to Improve Access, Engagement, and Utilization of Mental Health Treatment among Veterans with PTSD
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- 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.