Dr. Veazey’s primary interest is in trauma recovery. To that end, she has research and clinical interests in assessing and treating individuals impacted by traumatic events. She is interested in understanding the development of various mental health outcomes, such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Depression following trauma in addition to understanding the process of recovery from such disorders. In addition, Dr. Veazey has interests in the interaction of physical and mental health. Her research in this area has focused on the interaction of chronic medical conditions on mental health outcomes such as anxiety and depression. Clinically, Dr. Veazey adopts a Cognitive Behavioral orientation and has experiences in adult general outpatient settings as well as work within the Veteran’s healthcare system, and she focuses on assessment and treatment of adults with a variety of presenting concerns and disorders.
Industry Expertise (3)
Mental Health Care
Areas of Expertise (4)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Prevalence and Treatment of Depression in Parkinson’s DiseaseThe Journal of Neuropsychiatry
(August, 2005) Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological condition with debilitating symptoms, and depression is a common comorbid condition of this disease. The authors review existing literature on the prevalence and treatment of depression in PD. Prevalence estimates of depression vary widely, ranging from 7%–76%...
Emergency room vital signs and PTSD in a treatment seeking sample of motor vehicle accident survivorsJournal of Traumatic Stress
(2005) Seeking to replicate earlier reports by Shalev et al. (1998) and R. A. Bryant. A. G. Harvey. R. M. Guthrie, and M. L. Moulds (2000) that elevated heart rate (HR) shortly after a trauma was predictive of later posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we examined vital sign data on 74 treatment-seeking motor vehicle accident (MVA) survivors, taken in the Emergency Department (ED) following their MVAs. Contrary to expectations, we found that those with elevated HRs in the ED were significantly less likely to meet criteria for PTSD 13 months post-MVA and that those with elevated HRs had lower levels of posttraumatic stress symptoms...
Are Anxiety and Depression Addressed in Primary Care Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? A Chart ReviewThe Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
(2005) Screening for mental illness in primary care is widely recommended, but little is known about the evaluation, treatment, and long-term management processes that follow screening. The aim of this study was to examine and describe the quality of mental health care for persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and anxiety/depressive disorders, as measured by adherence to practice guidelines...
A controlled evaluation of cognitive behaviorial therapy for posttraumatic stress in motor vehicle accident survivorsBehavior Research and Therapy
(2003) Seventy-eight motor vehicle accident survivors with chronic (greater than 6 months) PTSD, or severe sub-syndromal PTSD, completed a randomized controlled comparison of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), supportive psychotherapy (SUPPORT), or a Wait List control condition with two detailed assessments. Scores on the CAPS showed significantly greater improvement for those in CBT in comparison to the Wait List and to the SUPPORT conditions...
Intermittent explosive disorder and other psychiatric co-morbidity among court-referred and self-referred aggressive driversBehavior Research and Therapy
(June, 2002) We assessed possible Axis I and Axis II disorders in two groups of aggressive drivers (n=20, court-referred; n=10, self-referred) and 30 non-aggressive driver controls, using the SCID and SCID-II. Aggressive drivers were more likely than controls to be positive for any Axis I and Axis II disorders. They were also more likely to meet the criteria for Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED), current or past alcohol or substance abuse or dependence and Antisocial PD and Borderline PD...