Telepsychiatry Emerges As Practical Approach To Reaching Underserved Or Rural Areas.

TIME (8/4) reports, “Psychiatrists and mental health advocates say America today needs more than 30,000 child and adolescent psychiatrists, and has only 8,300,” a need that continues to increase, particularly in rural or underserved areas. Telepsychiatry has now “emerged as a practical approach to reaching more young people.” And, “despite any potential downsides…the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics all acknowledge its prominence and offer resources for patients and” healthcare professionals “on how to practice it.”

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— “For Some Rural Teens, Psychiatric Help Is Now Just a TV Screen Away,” Emma Ockerman, Time, August 4, 2016.

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