Schizophrenia is a chronic and severe mental disorder in which individuals may seem to have lost touch with reality. Those diagnosed with schizophrenia may experience hallucinations, delusions, thought disorders, or agitated body movements. While not as common as other mental disorders, the symptoms can be very disabling. VA research into schizophrenia focuses on various aspects of the condition, including understanding factors that may predispose an individual to the condition; determining if combat deployments play a role in triggering the condition; increasing access to services; and improving health outcomes for Veterans with schizophrenia.
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(5 of more than 335 SCHIZOPHRENIA focused publications)
- Luther L, Fischer MW, Johnson-Kwochka AV, Minor KS, Holden R, Lapish CL, McCormick B, Salyers MP. Mobile enhancement of motivation in schizophrenia: A pilot randomized controlled trial of a personalized text message intervention for motivation deficits. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology. 2020 Aug 13.
- Davis BJ, Lysaker PH, Salyers MP, Minor KS. The insight paradox in schizophrenia: A meta-analysis of the relationship between clinical insight and quality of life. Schizophrenia Research. 2020 Aug 3.
- Medenblik AM, Mann AM, Beaver TA, Dedert EA, Wilson SM, Calhoun PS, Beckham JC. Treatment Outcomes of a Multi-Component Mobile Health Smoking Cessation Pilot Intervention for People with Schizophrenia. Journal of Dual Diagnosis. 2020 Jul 31; 1-9.
- Kern RS, Reddy LF, Cohen AN, Young AS, Green MF. Effects of aerobic exercise on cardiorespiratory fitness and social functioning in veterans 40 to 65 years old with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research. 2020 Sep 1; 291:113258.
- Ahearn EP, Szymanski BR, Chen P, Sajatovic M, Katz IR, McCarthy JF. Increased Risk of Dementia Among Veterans With Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia Receiving Care in the VA Health System. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.). 2020 Jun 10; appips201900325.
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(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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( 5 of more than 17 SCHIZOPHRENIA focused projects
|| Cost-Effectiveness of an Intervention to Improve Care for Schizophrenia
|| Improving Outcomes in Suicidal Veterans with Schizophrenia
|| Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality Among Veterans with Schizophrenia
|| Mechanisms of Patient Activation and Self-Management in Schizophrenia
|| Patterns of Late-Life Healthcare Among VA Patients with Schizophrenia
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Advancing Suicide Prevention for Female Veterans || In Progress
...bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia, in addition to traumatic brain...problems (i.e., bipolar disorder, schizophrenia) may take part in specialized programs...bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia, in addition to traumatic brain...problems (i.e., bipolar disorder, schizophrenia) may take part in specialized programs
...major depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder...unipolar and bipolar disorders, and schizophrenia. Key components https://www.hsrd
February 2004 Effective Treatment for Schizophrenia, Vol. 7, Issue 1, October 2002...serious mental illness, including schizophrenia and other psychotic spectrum disorders
...contributes to medication guidelines for schizophrenia management Antipsychotic medication...essential component of treatment for schizophrenia; the second most common discharge
...co-occurring psychiatric illness (i.e., schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, psychotic major...serious mental illness, including schizophrenia and other psychotic spectrum disorders
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