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Anxiety leads to poor quality of life, avoidance of activities, decreased social engagement, functional decline, and disability in older patients.


Research is focused on developing and testing interventions that improve older Veterans' functioning by treating mental health symptoms.


Dr. Gould and her team believe progressive muscle relaxation (PMR) is one of the most successful treatments for late-life anxiety, but it is not widely available to older Veterans.


Future Focus

The Gould Research Lab will examine which technology and telehealth platforms older Veterans prefer to use to support their mental health care.


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