Has anyone experienced Telepsychiatry?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by ctmom05, May 31, 2007.

  1. ctmom05

    ctmom05 Member

    <span style='font-family: Times New Roman'><span style='font-size: 11pt'>I got an e-mail that talked about a service known as telepsychiatry. It is a concept that I know very little about and would like to learn more. Has anyone participated in this type of service, what can you share about it?</span>
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    What Is Telepsychiatry?
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    <span style='font-size: 11pt'>Telepsychiatry is the use of secure interactive video technology so that a clinician in one site can have a session with a client in another site. By using cameras and monitors, both parties can see and hear each other. It is a technology that is in use in several states

    Areas where people are spread apart, transportation is challenging and specialis Tourette's Syndrome such as child psychiatris Tourette's Syndrome are in short supply, this technology has the potential to bring access to services that wouldn't otherwise be available. A child. theoretically, instead of having to be picked up at school, transported to a psychiatrist appointment, and transported back, losing considerable school time in the process, could leave class, walk down the hall to a school based clinic, see a child psychiatrist and return to class in less than an hour.


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  2. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Sounds good IF you could find a competant psychiatrist who would participate. I would think many would want to judge the child's reactions, movements, etc. that might be more difficult to perceive thru a camera....

    You would also be at the mercy of technical "glitches" that may delay or upset things. Could be good...could be bad.....So how's that for strattling the fence?
     
  3. kris

    kris New Member

    <span style='font-size: 11pt'> <span style='font-family: Georgia'> <span style="color: #663366"> i'm going to make a leap of faith here & assume that they work off a list of psychiatrists/therapists who are already on board with-the program they propose. will insurance cover it....how do medications get dealt with?

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