Telepsychiatry and e-Mental Health Services: Potential for Improving Access to Mental Health Care

McGinty, Kaye L.; Saeed, Sy Atezaz; Simmons, Scott C.; Yildirim, Yilmaz
December 2006
Psychiatric Quarterly;Winter2006, Vol. 77 Issue 4, p335
Academic Journal
Reforming mental health care is a focus of many ongoing initiatives in the United States, both at the national and state levels. Access to adequate mental health care services is one of the identified problems. Telepsychiatry and e-mental health services could improve access to mental health care in rural, remote and underserved areas. The authors discuss the required technology, common applications and barriers associated with the implementation of telepsychiatry and e-mental health services.


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