WHAT ARE THE Pros and Cons of Tele mental Health For Patients With PTSD (POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER)?
deciding to provide a clinical intervention utilizing tele mental health, it is
important to carefully consider the patient’s clinical needs and the potential
benefits and costs. As with other remote services, it is important to consider
what clinical support is available at the patient’s site, and what availability
there may be for follow-up care. A thorough evaluation of needs at a particular
site is the first step.
Using tele mental health to provide PTSD treatment can
significantly reduce the costs, both in time and money, of having patients or
clinicians travel to in-person sessions.
Tele mental health allows a small community clinic to offer
access to specialized interventions and specialists in PTSD, which the clinic
would normally not be able to provide. Home-based tele mental health has become
a way for housebound patients to get the help that they need.
However, tele mental health is not without its drawbacks…
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