Psych Congress Steering Committee member Edward Kaftarian, MD, explains how clinicians can navigate the federal limitation on prescribing controlled substances when treating patients outside of an authorized health care setting.
A program incorporated during the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrates that telehealth can be used to stay connected to older adults with cognitive impairment during public health emergencies, researchers reported.
Mental health clinicians have utilized telehealth to provide treatment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, creating a need for alternative plans when technology fails and open conversations with patients to remain effective.
Utilizing technology for telehealth treatment and being unable to meet with patients in person has led many mental health clinicians to experience burnout, causing some of them to stop applying best practices and self-care techniques.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has issued new guidance that allows Medicare patients to receive mental health services through basic live videoconferencing regardless of geographic location.
Patients with binge eating disorder reported significant reductions in symptoms and impairment after receiving cognitive behavioral therapy-guided self-help treatment delivered over the phone by a health coach and assisted by a smartphone app.
Patients with residual depressive symptoms who received online mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) plus usual care demonstrated significant gains in depression and functional outcomes, compared with patients who received usual care only.