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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2016 Oct;63(5):913-31. doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2016.06.011.

A Review of Pediatric Telemental Health.

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1
KU Pediatrics, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA; University of Kansas Center for Telemedicine & Telehealth, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Suite 136, MS 7001, Fairway, KS 66205, USA. Electronic address: enelson2@kumc.edu.
2
Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences Department, University of Kansas Medical Center, MS 4015, 3901 Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66160, USA.

Abstract

Because of the widening gap between need for child mental health services and availability of child specialists, secure videoconferencing options are more needed than ever to address access challenges across underserved settings. This article reviews real-time videoconferencing evidence across telemental health with children and adolescents. It summarizes emerging guidelines that inform best practices for child telemental health using videoconferencing. It presents a case example of best practices across behavioral health specialties. Videoconferencing is an effective approach to improving access to behavioral health interventions for children and adolescents. Telemental health shows promise for disseminating evidence-based treatments to underserved communities.

KEYWORDS:

Behavioral health; Telemedicine; Telemental health

PMID:
27565368
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2016.06.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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