It is the process of providing psychiatric assessment and treatment from a distance through technology primarily through secure video conferencing platforms.
Telepsychiatry can involve providing a range of services including psychiatric evaluations, medication management, individual and family therapy as well as group therapy.
Telepsychiatry services are offered via intermediary companies or by individual or group providers.
A growing body of research data clearly demonstrates that psychiatric treatment that is provided via telemedicine can be as effective as when delivered via traditional outpatient services.
What is telepsychiatry? by the American Psychiatric Association