This evidence map provides an overview of the existing research evaluating technology in depression and anxiety care and documents upcoming research to evaluate the role of technology to support clinical care.
Veterans, especially those who deployed overseas, face elevated risks of mental health conditions. Those who have served since 9/11 are particularly vulnerable. About one in five experiences mental health problems. Are veterans getting the high-quality care that they need?
A program developed at RAND helps children exposed to trauma confront and subdue their stress and anxiety. The program grew out of the 1990s street violence of South Los Angeles and has since helped kids from Newtown to Fukushima. Researchers are tailoring this intervention for children in Puerto Rico whose lives were upended by hurricanes.
Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools, or CBITS, helps students who have experienced significant trauma. The program focuses on decreasing symptoms related to trauma exposure, managing stress and anxiety, and building peer and caregiver support.
An online behavioral intervention for depressed adolescents and parents includes two moderated social media websites (one for adolescents, one for parents); both use similar content and both leverage the benefits of social media tools.
The 2015 Health Related Behaviors Survey asked active-duty service members about mental health indicators, social and emotional factors associated with mental health, sexual assault and physical abuse history, non-suicidal self-injury, suicidality, and use of mental health services.
This chartbook summarizes findings from an evaluation of two programs offered by the DoD that provide solution-focused counseling for common personal and family issues to members of the active and reserve components of the U.S. military and their families.
Latinx have similar diagnostic profiles to non-Latinx whites when entering treatment for anxiety, but cultural differences in patient perceptions and expression of symptoms may shape providers' conceptualization and decisionmaking when working with Latinx.
There is insufficient evidence that cranial electronic stimulation has clinically important effects on fibromyalgia, headache, neuromusculoskeletal pain, joint pain, depression, or insomnia; low-strength evidence suggests a modest benefit for anxiety and depression.
A recent evaluation of the military's non-medical counseling programs suggests that they help military personnel and their families. Participants gave the programs favorable ratings, and most reported improvement over a three-month period.
This report evaluates two programs offered by the U.S. Department of Defense that provide solution-focused counseling for common personal and family issues to members of the active and reserve components of the U.S. military and their families.
RAND's evaluation of Military and Family Life Counseling and Military OneSource, based on participant surveys, suggests that these programs are largely effective for service members and families who have used these services.
Individual characteristics (treatment moderators) advance personalized medicine by helping providers assign patients to the most effective treatment; composite moderators have much stronger effects than any individual moderator.