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The benefits of Telepsychiatry
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I think it is great option but only for SOME people. ( never tried it myself) HOWEVER if people are forced to use this service as opposed to seeing someone face to face then that is concerning.
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(01-09-2018, 01:07 AM)yellowdog Wrote: I think it is great option  but only for SOME people. ( never tried it myself)  HOWEVER  if people are forced to use this service as opposed to seeing someone face to face then that is concerning.

Howdy Yellowdog,
Agreed. That is what I was saying in my post to FishFarmer on this thread. An in-person visit is preferable for many reasons, but for those who have special needs, the tele version can be invaluable. I know that you see it the same way. Sometimes people just won't attend an in-office visit because of this aversion or that aversion. Its doesn't appear as a statistic because it falls between the cracks. This particularly applies to those who may benefit by using telepsychiatry because so many suffer from social anxiety, panic disorder, GAD, and mood regulation disorders that makes something that is easy for a typical person, an in-office visit, nearly impossible. I know because I suffered with that aversion for years. I hate being anywhere where I just can't pick up and leave when I want to. It makes me feel trapped. An office visit brings on that feeling. I like knowing that there is another option for me. On some days, it may be the only option because I just become paralyzed (if you know what I mean) at the thought of going in person. During an in-office counseling session, there is rarely any kind of physical examination, so the tele visit is basically identical in content to the office visit.  Regards,  RM
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(01-09-2018, 01:07 AM)yellowdog Wrote: I think it is great option  but only for SOME people. ( never tried it myself)  HOWEVER  if people are forced to use this service as opposed to seeing someone face to face then that is concerning.

I agree, I think it would be great if people had the option for whichever works best for them and that it was standard practice when you start seeing a doctor that you choose how you'd like your visits.
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