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Telepsychiatry' in the time of COVID-19: Overcoming the challenges

Show simple item record Perera, S.R. Gambheera, H. Williams, S. 2020-11-19T12:41:03Z 2020-11-19T12:41:03Z 2020
dc.identifier.citation Indian Journal of Psychiatry. 2020; 62(9): S391-S394. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 00195545
dc.description Indexed in Scopus; Not in MEDLINE/PUBMED en_US
dc.description.abstract ABSTRACT: Telepsychiatry, the application of telemedicine in the field of psychiatry is defined as the use of electronic communication and information technologies to provide or support clinical psychiatric care at a distance. COVID 19 and its implications related to physical distancing for patients and service providers has made tele-psychiatry and e-consultations an attractive option. Psychiatry, more than any other field in medicine stands to benefit through tele-psychiatry as a physical examination may not be always necessary to arrive at a diagnosis. Some have gone on to suggest that tele psychiatry is likely to replace in person psychiatric assessments pertaining to certain clinical situations. The article reviews the existing evidence for tele-psychiatry and addresses the challenges and pitfalls in the South Asian context. © 2020 Indian Journal of Psychiatry Published by Wolters Kluwer-Medknow. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications en_US
dc.subject Telemedicine en_US
dc.subject Psychiatry en
dc.subject COVID-19 en
dc.title Telepsychiatry' in the time of COVID-19: Overcoming the challenges en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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