The Science Behind Telepsychiatry
Telepsychiatry is not a new idea. In fact, it has been in active practice for more than 20 years. Scientific studies and evidence shows that Telepsychiatry is as effective as face-to-face sessions, though with more convenience, less cost, and more time savings.
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Studies that support Telepsychiatry include:
- A study of the treatment of Attention Deficit disorder showed Telepsychiatry to be superior to treatment by a Primary Care Physician. (Myers K et al, J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 2015;54(4):263–274).
- A study of the treatment of depression showed Telepsychiatry patients were more satisfied with their treatment and got better faster than depressed patients treated in a clinic. (Chong J and Moreno F, J E Health 2012;18(4):297–304).
- A study of the treatment of women with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder showed Telepsychiatry to be just as effective as in-person treatment. (Morland LA et al, Depress Anxiety 2015 Aug 3 doi: 10.1002/da.22397).