Telepsychiatry: Addressing mental health needs in Georgia

Rhonda G. Vought, R. Kevin Grigsby, Laura N. Adams, Stewart A. Shevitz

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Abstract

Creation of a comprehensive mental health telecommunications system to serve isolated persons in Georgia, resulting in a more equitable distribution of mental health resources, is the goal of the telepsychiatry program at the Medical College of Georgia. Although telepsychiatric consultation is not a new idea, the 'distribution' of telepsychiatry through additional integrated telecommunications channels such as the World Wide Web is a distinctive approach. This report describes the history of the development of the MCG Telepsychiatry Program. Through the use of a multichanneled telecommunications system, a more equitable distribution of mental health resources is underway in Georgia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-536
Number of pages12
JournalCommunity Mental Health Journal
Volume36
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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