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.
In the wake of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, the vast majority of US mental health providers surveyed adjusted their practices rapidly, with 80% transitioning to telehealth services by late March or early April 2020.
Patients with psychiatric symptoms who received care in the emergency department were discharged home, rather than transferred to a psychiatric facility, more often when a telepsychiatry program was available, a study found.
Telepsychiatry for the treatment of depression offers equal or better patient satisfaction and symptom relief compared with face-to-face interventions, according to a systematic review published online in Community Mental Health Journal.
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