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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving Anxiety Treatment Engagement and Effectiveness in Primary Care-Mental Health Integration: Multi-site Hybrid I RCT of a Brief Veteran-Centered Anxiety Intervention
Principal Investigator:

Robyn L Shepardson

Location: Syracuse, NY
Congressional District Code: 24
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: May 2021 - April 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $50,325
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Many Veterans experience impairing symptoms of anxiety and seek treatment in primary care, yet anxiety is highly undertreated in this setting. Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PCMHI), in which mental health clinicians embedded in primary care provide brief treatment, affords an opportunity to address this treatment gap. However, behavioral interventions that are compatible with the brief PCMHI treatment format and able to accommodate a wide range of anxiety presentations are n...

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