Is the Future of Therapy Online?

26.2 %of U.S. population (59 million people) suffers from a diagnosable mental health or addiction disorder. But less than 1/3 of those get professional help. 52:% adult Americans believe mental health therapy is difficult to get. Online therapy may help some who cannot or will not go in person. Online therapy began 42 years ago. E-THERAPY TODAY: 4 types. Two types entirely via the Internet. Others combine Internet communication with in-person treatment. • E-therapy – psychotherapists form ongoing helping relationships that take place on the Internet. • Mental health advice – psychotherapists respond to one question in depth, again solely via Internet. • Adjunct services – psychotherapists use Internet communication to supplement traditional, in-person treatment. • Behavioral telehealth and telepsychiatry – mental health professionals (typically psychiatrists) use videoconferencing systems to work with patients in remote locations. 20 %of counselors and psychotherapists offering online, email or telephone counseling services. Study: 42 % with online therapy recovered from depression versus 26 % with usual care. This infographic shows pros and cons for onlie theraphy. Online therapy using SKYPE is increasingly popular. For SELF-HELP THERE ARE ALSO APPS wich will be presented in this infographic.
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