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Why Telepsychiatry is Here to Stay

Before the COVID-19 pandemic, most psychiatrists had never held an appointment through telehealth. In fact, a study by the National Institute of Mental Health found that of all the psychiatrists that participate in the Medicare program, only five percent had ever provided a telehealth appointment. When the novel coronavirus took hold in the United States, this changed quickly. Almost all psychiatrists now offer some…

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The End of Quarantine Could Reveal Agoraphobia

The novel coronavirus has caused uncertainty, fear, and isolation throughout the country. There’s no doubt that people of all kinds are facing mental health struggles resulting from the virus, shutdown, and economic impacts. As governments lift restrictions on some businesses and gatherings, we may see a spike in the number of people dealing with agoraphobia. This misunderstood and serious mental illness can be challenging…

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