This article discusses the growth of telepsychiatry, the practice of psychiatry through video conferencing. This technology is being used in hospitals, clinics, schools, and prisons. The article highlights many advantages of telepsychiatry but does not discuss its shortcomings. I think more time and research is needed before telepsychiatry can be deemed the preferred method of treatment over face-to-face interaction.
Posted on September 23, 2008 by mpomerleau