The Perinatal Project
Telepsychiatry

Telepsychiatry

Telepsychiatry in Aldie

What is telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is the application of telemedicine to the field of psychiatry. It is the delivery of psychiatric assessment and care using telecommunications technology, such as videoconferencing to provide health care from a distance. Telepsychiatry, a subset of telemedicine, means providing psychiatric evaluations, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, patient education and medication management using telecommunications and direct interaction between a provider and a patient

What are the benefits of telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry can help meet your needs for convenient, affordable, easily-accessible mental health services. It can benefit you in many ways by:

  • Improving your access to mental health care that might not otherwise be available
  • Bringing care to your location
  • Integrating behavioral health and primary care for better outcomes
  • Reducing the need for emergency room visits
  • Reducing delays in care
  • Improving continuity of care and follow-up
  • Eliminating the need for time off work and childcare services to make office visits
  • Reducing transportation barriers, lack of transportation or need for long drives
  • Reducing the stigma of treatment

Some patients feel more relaxed and willing to open up from the comfort of their home or another convenient locale. Many people today have become more familiar and comfortable with video communication in everyday life. Through telepsychiatry, mental health professionals can treat more patients in more distant locations. Many patients report enhanced feelings of safety, security and privacy thanks to telepsychiatry.

Is telepsychiatry effective?

There is substantial evidence showing the effectiveness of telepsychiatry. Research has found high satisfaction among patients, psychiatrists and other providers. In terms of diagnostic accuracy, treatment effectiveness, quality of care and patient satisfaction, telepsychiatry is an excellent alternative to in-person care, including patient privacy and confidentiality. Thus far, overall experiences among all age groups have been good.

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Our Services

We offer services for perimenstrual, perinatal, and perimenopausal stages of a woman’s life

Treatment begins with an initial evaluation by one of our experienced providers. Recommendations may include therapy or medication evaluation and management.

What is therapy?

Therapeutic treatment begins with an initial evaluation and recommendations, which often combine psychotherapy and medication for complete care, as well as specific exercise and relaxation techniques. Psychotherapy may include individual, group, or play therapy along with family involvement to enhance understanding and improve relationships.
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What is medication management?

Medication management is a method of engaging with patients and caregivers to create a complete, accurate medication list, which is the foundation for addressing medication problems. It aims to ensure the health of individuals and manage their health care costs. Medication management can also result in less money being spent on emergency room visits and hospital stays, as well as reduced illnesses and deaths due to medication noncompliance or negative drug interactions.


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Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

You are not alone. Up to 20% of new mothers suffer from perinatal mood and/or anxiety disorders.“Normal Baby Blues” will subside within 1-2 weeks. This affects 80% of new mothers. Many women cry easily or feel stressed following the birth of a baby. However, some women experience a more intense sadness that doesn’t go away. If this lasts for more than a couple of weeks, you may have postpartum depression.
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What is TMS?

TMS or transcranial magnetic stimulation is a noninvasive procedure that uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain and improve symptoms of depression. TMS is typically used when other depression treatments fail. TMS treatment often involves delivering repetitive magnetic pulses, known as repetitive TMS or rTMS.


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What is telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry is the application of telemedicine to the field of psychiatry. It is the delivery of psychiatric assessment and care using telecommunications technology, such as videoconferencing to provide health care from a distance.
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Our focus is on helping patients maximize their strengths to lessen the impact of stress in their lives. At The perinatal project, We Emphasize Results.

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This Contact Form is for New Patients only. If you have a medication refill request or question, please call our office directly. If you have an emergency, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.