יום חמישי, 17 בפברואר 2011

TeleHealth protocol: treating PTSD with PE via Skype

I like this approach. I am thinking about Therapy on Demand channels,  iphone apps etc...

2 quote from the article:

method:
"when patients had difficulty beginning in vivo exercises on their own, it was helpful for the patients to complete the exercise while talking to the clinician on a cell phone."

conclusions:
"Prolonged Exposure therapy via telehealth technology was associated with large reductions in symptoms of  PTSD and depression for veterans diagnosed with combat-related PTSD. In the current sample, telehealth PE treatment was safe and pragmatically viable. Treatment noncompletion rates, although higher than average for our clinic, were in the acceptable range."

(Tuerk et al., Journal of Traumatic Stress, Vol. 23, No. 1, February 2010, pp. 116–123)

Looks like people are doing it. skype therapy I mean...

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