Paul N Pfeiffer

Summary

Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Preferences and Barriers to Care Following Psychiatric Hospitalization at Two Veterans Affairs Medical Centers: A Mixed Methods Study
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 43:88-103. 2016
  2. doi request reprint Mobile health monitoring to characterize depression symptom trajectories in primary care
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 174:281-6. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Treatment-resistant depression and risk of suicide
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center and Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 43:356-65. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Predictors of suicidal ideation among depressed Veterans and the interpersonal theory of suicide
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development HSR and D, Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, MI, United States Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, United States Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 152:277-81. 2014
  5. ncbi request reprint Depression care following psychiatric hospitalization in the Veterans Health Administration
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center and VA Center for Clinical Management Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e358-64. 2011
  6. pmc Benzodiazepines and adequacy of initial antidepressant treatment for depression
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 31:360-4. 2011
  7. pmc Comorbid anxiety as a suicide risk factor among depressed veterans
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center SMITREC, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Depress Anxiety 26:752-7. 2009
  8. pmc Impact of distance and facility of initial diagnosis on depression treatment
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, 4250 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:768-86. 2011
  9. pmc Electroconvulsive therapy for major depression within the Veterans Health Administration
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
    J Affect Disord 130:21-5. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Is there an "unhealthy volunteer effect" in mental health outpatient research?
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
    Psychiatry Res 176:224-8. 2010

Detail Information

Publications31

  1. doi request reprint Preferences and Barriers to Care Following Psychiatric Hospitalization at Two Veterans Affairs Medical Centers: A Mixed Methods Study
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Behav Health Serv Res 43:88-103. 2016
    ..Increasing support from family and support from an individual Veteran peer were also perceived to be helpful in the majority of survey respondents. ..
  2. doi request reprint Mobile health monitoring to characterize depression symptom trajectories in primary care
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Center for Clinical Management Research, VA Ann Arbor Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 174:281-6. 2015
    ..Classification of depression severity can guide treatment decisions. This study examined whether using repeated mobile health assessments to determine symptom trajectories is a potentially useful method for classifying depression severity...
  3. doi request reprint Treatment-resistant depression and risk of suicide
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center and Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Suicide Life Threat Behav 43:356-65. 2013
    ..Staging TRD using MGH criteria is unlikely to substantially improve suicide risk assessment of depressed patients beyond existing measures contained in health system records. ..
  4. doi request reprint Predictors of suicidal ideation among depressed Veterans and the interpersonal theory of suicide
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development HSR and D, Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, MI, United States Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, United States Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 152:277-81. 2014
    ..We assessed whether key constructs of the interpersonal theory of suicide were associated with suicidal ideation in depressed US Veterans...
  5. ncbi request reprint Depression care following psychiatric hospitalization in the Veterans Health Administration
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center and VA Center for Clinical Management Research, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Am J Manag Care 17:e358-64. 2011
    ..To assess quality of depression care during the high-risk period following a psychiatric hospitalization...
  6. pmc Benzodiazepines and adequacy of initial antidepressant treatment for depression
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 31:360-4. 2011
    ..These findings should be considered by clinicians when assessing the individual risks and benefits of combining a benzodiazepine with antidepressant treatment...
  7. pmc Comorbid anxiety as a suicide risk factor among depressed veterans
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center SMITREC, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Depress Anxiety 26:752-7. 2009
    ..We examined whether depressed veterans with comorbid anxiety had higher risks of suicide death...
  8. pmc Impact of distance and facility of initial diagnosis on depression treatment
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, 4250 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Health Serv Res 46:768-86. 2011
    ..To assess whether distance to services or diagnosis at a hospital-based medical center compared with a community clinic influences the receipt of psychotherapy versus pharmacotherapy for depression...
  9. pmc Electroconvulsive therapy for major depression within the Veterans Health Administration
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
    J Affect Disord 130:21-5. 2011
    ..We examined receipt of ECT among depressed patients in the largest coordinated health system in the US, the Veterans Health Administration...
  10. doi request reprint Is there an "unhealthy volunteer effect" in mental health outpatient research?
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
    Psychiatry Res 176:224-8. 2010
    ..The possibility of such an effect should be considered when conducting and interpreting clinical trials...
  11. doi request reprint Trends in antidepressant prescribing for new episodes of depression and implications for health system quality measures
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, USA
    Med Care 50:86-90. 2012
    ..Although initial prescriptions for a 90-day supply satisfy measure requirements, they may circumvent its purpose of ensuring adequate medication management...
  12. doi request reprint Continuation of care following an initial primary care visit with a mental health diagnosis: differences by receipt of VHA Primary Care-Mental Health Integration services
    KIPLING M BOHNERT
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 35:66-70. 2013
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  13. pmc Suicide risk assessment received prior to suicide death by Veterans Health Administration patients with a history of depression
    Eric G Smith
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development, Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research Bedford Center of Excellence, Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 74:226-32. 2013
    ..To examine the quality of suicide risk assessment provided to veterans with a history of depression who died by suicide between 1999 and 2004...
  14. doi request reprint Outpatient follow-up after psychiatric hospitalization for depression and later readmission and treatment adequacy
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 63:1239-42. 2012
    ..The study evaluated whether timely postdischarge follow-up, a health system quality indicator, corresponded with improved longer-term posthospital care for depression...
  15. pmc Antidepressant agents and suicide death among US Department of Veterans Affairs patients in depression treatment
    Marcia Valenstein
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor Center of Excellence COE, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 32:346-53. 2012
    ..Multiple analytic strategies were used to address potential selection biases...
  16. pmc Antidepressant adherence after psychiatric hospitalization among VA patients with depression
    Kara Zivin
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center of Excellence, Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center SMITREC, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Adm Policy Ment Health 36:406-15. 2009
    ..Poor antidepressant adherence is common among depressed patients after psychiatric hospitalization. Efforts to improve adherence at this time may be critical in improving the outcomes of these high-risk patients...
  17. pmc VA primary care-mental health integration: patient characteristics and receipt of mental health services, 2008-2010
    Vicki Johnson-Lawrence
    Department of Health Behavior and Health Education, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1415 Washington Heights, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 63:1137-41. 2012
    ..This report describes patients initiating PC-MHI services in fiscal years (FYs) 2008-2010, including those who received prior mental health services...
  18. doi request reprint Are primary care mental health services associated with differences in specialty mental health clinic use?
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Health Services Research and Development, Ann Arbor Department of Veterans Affairs Health System, MI, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 62:422-5. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine whether implementation of primary care mental health services is associated with differences in specialty mental health clinic use within the Veterans Health Administration (VHA)...
  19. doi request reprint Initiation of Primary Care-Mental Health Integration programs in the VA Health System: associations with psychiatric diagnoses in primary care
    Kara Zivin
    Department of Veterans Affairs, National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center and Health Services Research and Development HSR and D Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Med Care 48:843-51. 2010
    ..In 2008, many Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) facilities implemented collaborative care programs, as part of the VA's Primary Care-Mental Health Integration (PC-MHI) program...
  20. ncbi request reprint Peers and peer-based interventions in supporting reintegration and mental health among National Guard soldiers: a qualitative study
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Services Research and Development Center for Clinical Management Research, 2800 Plymouth Road, Building 14, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Mil Med 177:1471-6. 2012
    ..Formal peer-based programs may assist soldiers not sufficiently benefitting from natural peer networks, although there are barriers to implementation...
  21. doi request reprint Employment status, employment functioning, and barriers to employment among VA primary care patients
    Kara Zivin
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA Electronic address
    J Affect Disord 193:194-202. 2016
    ..This study assessed employment status, employment functioning, and barriers to employment among VA patients treated in primary care settings, and examined how depression and anxiety were associated with these outcomes...
  22. doi request reprint Inpatient psychiatric care experience and its relationship to posthospitalization treatment participation
    Nicholas W Bowersox
    Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Health Services Research and Development Service, Department of Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, North Campus Research Complex, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 64:554-62. 2013
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  23. doi request reprint Augmenting Ongoing Depression Care With a Mutual Peer Support Intervention Versus Self-Help Materials Alone: A Randomized Trial
    Marcia Valenstein
    Dr Valenstein, Dr Pfeiffer, Ms Walters, and Dr Kales are with the Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor e mail They are also with the Department of Veterans Affairs VA, VA Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor, where Ms Brandfon, Ms Ganoczy, Dr Kim, Ms Henry, Ms Garcia, Ms Risk, and Dr Piette are affiliated Dr Kim is also affiliated with the Center for Statistical Consultation and Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Dr Piette is also with the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, where Dr Heisler is affiliated Dr Cohen is with the Department of Psychiatry, VA Medical Center, Battle Creek, Michigan Dr Benn Burton is with the Department of Psychiatry, VA Medical Center, Detroit, Michigan Dr Carroll is with the Department of Psychiatry, VA Medical Center, Saginaw, Michigan
    Psychiatr Serv 67:236-9. 2016
    ..Various models of peer support may be implemented in mental health settings. This randomized trial assessed the effectiveness of a telephone-delivered mutual peer support intervention...
  24. doi request reprint Evaluation of the FDA warning against prescribing citalopram at doses exceeding 40 mg
    Kara Zivin
    Department of Veterans Affairs, National Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 170:642-50. 2013
    ..The authors assessed relationships between citalopram use and ventricular arrhythmias and mortality...
  25. doi request reprint Social networks, mental health problems, and mental health service utilization in OEF/OIF National Guard veterans
    Rebecca K Sripada
    VA Serious Mental Illness Treatment Resource and Evaluation Center SMITREC, 2800 Plymouth Road Bldg 16, Ann Arbor, MI, 48105, USA
    Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol 50:1367-78. 2015
    ....
  26. pmc Efficacy of peer support interventions for depression: a meta-analysis
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Health Services Research and Development, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Gen Hosp Psychiatry 33:29-36. 2011
    ..To assess the efficacy of peer support for reducing symptoms of depression...
  27. doi request reprint Reported barriers to mental health care in three samples of U.S. Army National Guard soldiers at three time points
    Marcia Valenstein
    VA Center for Clinical Management Research, Ann Arbor Health Care System, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    J Trauma Stress 27:406-14. 2014
    ..Negative treatment beliefs were associated with reduced services use (OR = 0.57; 95% CI [0.33, 0.97]). ..
  28. pmc Maximizing the value of mobile health monitoring by avoiding redundant patient reports: prediction of depression-related symptoms and adherence problems in automated health assessment services
    John D Piette
    VA Center for Clinical Management Research and Division of General Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48113 0170, United States
    J Med Internet Res 15:e118. 2013
    ..However, redundant assessments may increase patient dropout and represent a lost opportunity to collect more clinically useful data...
  29. ncbi request reprint "No-shows": who fails to follow up with initial behavioral health treatment?
    Kara Zivin
    Health Services Research and Development Center of Excellence, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
    Am J Manag Care 15:105-12. 2009
    ..We sought to determine what demographic and clinical factors are associated with receipt of initial mental health treatment...
  30. doi request reprint Dosing frequency and adherence to antipsychotic medications
    Paul N Pfeiffer
    Serious Mental Illness Treatment Research and Evaluation Center, Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48113 0170, USA
    Psychiatr Serv 59:1207-10. 2008
    ..This study investigated whether dosing frequency affects antipsychotic medication adherence among patients with schizophrenia...
  31. doi request reprint Potential Impact of Incorporating a Patient-Selected Support Person into mHealth for Depression
    James E Aikens
    Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan, 1018 Fuller Street, Ann Arbor, MI, 48104 1213, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 30:797-803. 2015
    ..Moreover, little research has examined the potential role of self-management support from patients' trusted confidants...