Whether it’s due to environmental or economical constraints, working through mental health issues without the help of a professional therapist can quickly become overwhelming. Telepsychiatry is an innovation in psychiatric care that uses video conferencing to help psychiatrists interact with patients who otherwise wouldn’t have access to the care they need. If you’re interested in telepsychiatry, contact Advanced Mental Health Care today. Call one of their three offices in the Greater Palm Beach, Florida, area, or book an appointment online.
Telepsychiatry provides live, interactive communication between a psychiatrist and a patient who is unable to meet in their doctor’s office. Benefits of telepsychiatry include:
Some people feel awkward about talking to their psychiatrist through a screen, but the more you participate in telepsychiatry, the more comfortable you become. In fact, many patients find they are more relaxed and open during telepsychiatry sessions because they’re in the comfort of their own home.
Patients may also feel safer and more secure during telepsychiatry sessions because they don’t have to worry about the perceived stigma of going to a psychiatrist’s office.
Research shows that the diagnostic accuracy, treatment effectiveness, and quality of care through telepsychiatry is virtually the same as that achieved during in-office psychiatrist visits.
Telepsychiatry is especially effective for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). And for patients with autism or extreme anxiety disorders, telepsychiatry is often preferable to office visits, as it allows patients to undergo treatment without leaving their homes.
All you need for a telepsychiatry appointment is a computer, a webcam, and a high-speed internet connection; sessions can be conducted via Skype, iChat, or phone.
Currently, the experts at Advanced Mental Health Care are licensed to take patients in:
You can experience continuity of care no matter where you are in the world. With telepsychiatry, there’s no need to ever miss an appointment again. Contact Advanced Mental Health Care today to get the treatment you deserve.