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VA mental health services utilization in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the first year of receiving new mental health diagnoses.
J Trauma Stress. 2010 Feb; 23(1):5-16.JT

Abstract

Little is known about mental health services utilization among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans receiving care at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. Of 49,425 veterans with newly diagnosed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), only 9.5% attended 9 or more VA mental health sessions in 15 weeks or less in the first year of diagnosis. In addition, engagement in 9 or more VA treatment sessions for PTSD within 15 weeks varied by predisposing variables (age and gender), enabling variables (clinic of first mental health diagnosis and distance from VA facility), and need (type and complexity of mental health diagnoses). Thus, only a minority of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with new PTSD diagnoses received a recommended number and intensity of VA mental health treatment sessions within the first year of diagnosis.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Health Services Research and Development Research Enhancement Award Program, San Francisco VA Medical Center and the Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA. Karen.Seal@va.govNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20146392

Citation

Seal, Karen H., et al. "VA Mental Health Services Utilization in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans in the First Year of Receiving New Mental Health Diagnoses." Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 23, no. 1, 2010, pp. 5-16.
Seal KH, Maguen S, Cohen B, et al. VA mental health services utilization in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the first year of receiving new mental health diagnoses. J Trauma Stress. 2010;23(1):5-16.
Seal, K. H., Maguen, S., Cohen, B., Gima, K. S., Metzler, T. J., Ren, L., Bertenthal, D., & Marmar, C. R. (2010). VA mental health services utilization in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the first year of receiving new mental health diagnoses. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23(1), 5-16. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.20493
Seal KH, et al. VA Mental Health Services Utilization in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans in the First Year of Receiving New Mental Health Diagnoses. J Trauma Stress. 2010;23(1):5-16. PubMed PMID: 20146392.
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TY - JOUR T1 - VA mental health services utilization in Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in the first year of receiving new mental health diagnoses. AU - Seal,Karen H, AU - Maguen,Shira, AU - Cohen,Beth, AU - Gima,Kristian S, AU - Metzler,Thomas J, AU - Ren,Li, AU - Bertenthal,Daniel, AU - Marmar,Charles R, PY - 2010/2/11/entrez PY - 2010/2/11/pubmed PY - 2010/5/22/medline SP - 5 EP - 16 JF - Journal of traumatic stress JO - J Trauma Stress VL - 23 IS - 1 N2 - Little is known about mental health services utilization among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans receiving care at Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities. Of 49,425 veterans with newly diagnosed posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), only 9.5% attended 9 or more VA mental health sessions in 15 weeks or less in the first year of diagnosis. In addition, engagement in 9 or more VA treatment sessions for PTSD within 15 weeks varied by predisposing variables (age and gender), enabling variables (clinic of first mental health diagnosis and distance from VA facility), and need (type and complexity of mental health diagnoses). Thus, only a minority of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans with new PTSD diagnoses received a recommended number and intensity of VA mental health treatment sessions within the first year of diagnosis. SN - 1573-6598 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20146392/VA_mental_health_services_utilization_in_Iraq_and_Afghanistan_veterans_in_the_first_year_of_receiving_new_mental_health_diagnoses_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.20493 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -