The Effectiveness of Telemental Health by Dr. Bayarri


Telepsychology is the use of the web technology to provide mental health assessment and treatment at a distance. Its reliability for children and adolescents has been done with the Schedule for the Assessment of Depression and Schizophrenia (K-SADS) and the DIS (DISC), and new studies support the evidence that telepsychology has his own effectiveness (Richardson, Frueh, Grubaugh, Egede, & Elhai, 2009). On the other hand, an effort has been done in recent years in order to systematize and regulate this growing field, and already has its regulations for a good practice (Myers et. al, 2008; American Telemedicine Association, ATA, 2013).

Regarding the advantages over face-to-face therapy, Pakyurek, Yellowlees & Hilty (2010) highlight that telepsychology may be better than in-person service for several reasons: 1. Novelty: the interaction patient-psychologist is perceived as more exciting and less threatening; 2. Direction: the patient (like Autism or ADHD

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