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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Post-Hospital Intervention for Veterans with Comorbid Bipolar and Substance Use Disorders
Principal Investigator:

Jane Metrik

Location: Providence, RI
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: March 2020 - September 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $178,916
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: A growing number of Veterans are presenting to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) for the treatment of Bipolar disorder (BP) and co-occurring substance use disorders (SUDs), with prevalence of SUDs in patients with BP up to 60%. This comorbidity is associated with increased symptom severity, poorer treatment outcomes, and greater use of costly health services such as psychiatric hospitalization. Significance/Impact: Veterans who transition from psychiatric hospitalization to ou...

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