8 Ways Online Psychiatry Helps Patients in 2020
A recent survey on consumer attitudes toward the use of healthcare services reveals that 43% would seek online mental health support in the pre-vaccine period. Psychiatrists should now stop practicing old-school after physicians have already adopted virtual visit technology as telemedicine.
Online Psychiatry Benefits
Psychiatry and technology look unusual together. But like we busted the myth by flourishing an unparalleled industry – Pharma – with technology, psychiatry practices modernization is within the bounds of possibility!
- Anxiety Disorder
A patient having severe anxiety struggles daily life due to a lack of expert observation. Through a web-portal or online psychiatrist app, a psychiatrist can carry out regular treatment including counselling and medication without the barrier of time & place and give real-time suggestions for self-care. The ultimate outcome would be personalized care and quick recovery!
- Bipolar Disorder
A patient having bipolar disorder sometimes feels so manic that he cannot visit the therapist’s office. The only workable solution in such cases is the online assessment. Online psychiatrists are able to diagnose and treat multiple types of bipolar disorders due to embedded digital care toolkit in online mental health solutions.
Care delivery time does matter. Like a superstore owner leverages the Friday evening rush hours when demand is at the peak, a mental health specialist should treat somnipathy when its effect is at peak – during evening or night. However, providing rapid care at odd hours is difficult without using online resources.
- Talking Therapy
A psychiatrist can use many free tools to talk to patients online. But a talking therapy is not limited to ‘talking’ as interaction is more important. The uniquely developed tools for psychiatry practices actualize interactive talking therapy. Such tools offer the ultimate freedom to patients to not share an identity as many patients prefer to go anonymous.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
A person having post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which is triggered by the terrifying life event usually gets upsetting dreams or nightmares. With online resources, a psychiatrist can keep the record of a patient’s nightmares and his mental state for the sake of analysis to come up with personalized treatment.
- Medication Reminder and Management
Taking medication on-time and managing refills are major challenges for a person having any kind of mental illness. An online solution not only helps patients get medicine on-time but helps them to order and receive medications from the comfort of their home. PocketPills is one such kind of online pharmacy which coordinates with therapists to deliver medications for free and manage the refills of patients.
- Eating Disorders
People having eating disorders are either overweight or underweight. A feeling of being physically different than others can cause many mental issues. By using online resources, an online psychiatrist can guide patients anytime from anywhere on balanced food and exercise to boost up confidence with good physical shape. He can track the patient’s activities and diet plans to personalize and enhance the therapy.
- Passive Symptom Tracking
Many times, a patient having mental illness hides crucial information. For instance, a patient generally does not feel confident to share his poor relationship with his loved ones. In such cases, passive symptom tracking reveals the actual cause of his mental illness.
A uniquely developed mobile app records a patient’s movement patterns, social interaction in terms of texts and phone calls, behaviour at different times, vocal tone and more. With this passively collected data, a therapist can automatically or manually find the real reason behind a patient’s mental instability.
Help yourself, your patients and your communities
Individual therapists and organizations can deploy online psychiatry solutions to help themselves and their patients. They can also develop one such solution/app to help the whole community. We remain the expert in both cases!
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