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The ECHO Effect: 12 Ways Telemedicine Can Improve Mental Health Care

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Last month at a family support group, I met the father of a young woman with bipolar disorder who was about to move back home. He and his wife were concerned about the move, understandably torn between the impulse to take care of a daughter with a serious health condition and the desire to see her flourish independently. One strong consideration in favor of the move back home was the unavailability of adequate mental health care in the community where the daughter lived in rural New England. Had she stayed where she was, she would have faced a twelve-month wait for a psychiatrist and almost as long to get into a clinic.

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