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Mental Health: Schizophrenia

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 311 SCHIZOPHRENIA focused publications)


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Publication Briefs

(5 of more than 20 SCHIZOPHRENIA focused publication briefs)

  • Primary Care-Mental Health Integration Decreases Use of General Mental Health Services among Veterans with Mental Illness
    This study examined the relationship between primary care clinic engagement in Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) and patient use of different mental health services (MHS). Findings showed that there was increasing clinic engagement in PC-MHI services over time, accompanied by a reduction in general MHS visits – but no change in more specialized mental health services. Analyses showed...
    Date: December 15, 2017
  • Use of Clozapine for Veterans with Treatment-Resistant Schizophrenia Could Result in Significant Cost Savings
    This cost-benefit analysis sought to simulate potential cost savings for VA that would result from increasing the use of clozapine among Veterans with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Findings showed that modest increases in clozapine use could result in significant cost savings for VA. Among Veterans with treatment-resistant schizophrenia, VA would save $22,444 per Veteran over the first year o...
    Date: June 15, 2016
  • Barriers and Facilitators to Use of Clozapine for Treatment-Resistant Veterans with Schizophrenia
    This study sought to identify facilitators and barriers to clozapine use – and to inform the development of interventions to maximize appropriate use. Findings showed that factors associated with high utilization of clozapine for Veterans with schizophrenia included: providing access to transportation for Veterans; having sufficient capacity to enroll patients; use of multi-disciplinary teams, inc...
    Date: June 15, 2016
  • Antipsychotics Prescribed to Substantial Minority of Veterans with PTSD without Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia
    Given limited knowledge about the use of antipsychotics in Veterans with PTSD returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, this study examined the rates of antipsychotic use in this patient population. Findings showed that antipsychotics were prescribed to a substantial minority of OEF/OIF/OND Veterans with PTSD who did not also have a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Of the Veterans in thi...
    Date: March 3, 2015
  • Rates of Suicide Higher among Transgender Veterans
    This study sought to document all-cause and suicide mortality among VA healthcare users with an ICD-9-CM diagnosis consistent with transgender status. Findings showed that the crude suicide rate among Veterans with transgender-related diagnoses across the 10-year study period was approximately 82/100,000 person-years, which approximated the crude suicide death rates for Veterans with serious menta...
    Date: December 1, 2014

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Studies

( 5 of more than 17 SCHIZOPHRENIA focused projects )

Project No.  Title  PI  Funding Start   
RRP 12-234 Cost-Effectiveness of an Intervention to Improve Care for Schizophrenia Cohen, Amy 2013-01-01
PPO 10-247 Improving Outcomes in Suicidal Veterans with Schizophrenia Kasckow, John 2012-03-01
IIR 08-116 Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality Among Veterans with Schizophrenia Kilbourne, Amy 2009-07-01
IIR 08-324 Mechanisms of Patient Activation and Self-Management in Schizophrenia Salyers, Michelle 2009-05-01
IIR 05-326 Patterns of Late-Life Healthcare Among VA Patients with Schizophrenia Copeland, Laurel 2006-07-01

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HSR&D Briefs, Reports, Newsletters

5 sample "Schizophrenia" publications displayed.

  • HSR&D Impacts
    ...HSR&D Impacts HSR&D Impacts Health Services Reserach and Development Service Impacts 2000 » Back to main Impacts page Aging and Age-Related Changes...

  • HSR&D Impacts
    ...HSR&D Impacts HSR&D Impacts Health Services Reserach and Development Service Impacts 1998 » Back to main Impacts page Aging and Age-Related Changes...

  • HSR&D Impacts
    ...HSR&D Impacts HSR&D Impacts Health Services Reserach and Development Service Impacts 1999 » Back to main Impacts page Aging and Age-Related Changes...

  • July 2008 FORUM
    ...of care are necessary to improve care of chronic conditions, including depression, unipolar and bipolar disorders, and schizophrenia. Key components...

  • October 2013 FORUM
    ...Quality of Care in Psychosis (EQUIP)," was to improve the use of evidence-based recovery-oriented services by Veterans with schizophrenia. This...

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Cyberseminars

The most recent "Schizophrenia" seminars are displayed.

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Videos

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Podcasts

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Other Resources

  • Watch the HSR&D's video series on mental health, which features several researchers discussing their work on improving care for Veterans with mental illness.
  • Visit the VA's Office of Research & Development healthcare topic overview section to learn more about milestones in VA's mental health research, read research updates, and download research fact sheets.
  • Learn more about the projects being conducted within HSR&D's Rural Access to Mental Healthcare CREATE (Collaborative Research to Enhance and Advance Transformation and Excellence) initiative.

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