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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Feasibility Study of Compassion Meditation Intervention for Older Veterans in Primary Care with Anxiety or Mood Disorders
Principal Investigator:

Barton W. Palmer

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Rehabilitation R&D
Project Period: July 2019 - June 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $14,288
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Older Veterans show a high prevalence of clinically significant psychological distress such as anxiety and depressive symptoms. This high prevalence includes patients seen in Primary Care clinics. These symptoms are not only aversive in themselves, they are also associated with risk of psychosocial disability, increased medical comorbidity, early mortality, and increased health care costs. Although these concerns similarly exist among younger Veterans, the situation is particularly problematic a...

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