Can a psychiatrist prescribe medication over the Internet?
While it is true that not all conditions can be effectively treated with online appointments, the vast majority of them can be treated. Nevertheless, here are a few reasons why many people see a psychiatrist online: psychiatric medication/drug prescription. diagnosis of mental disorder.
Updated on March 12, 2023
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Many people suffer from mental health issues at some point in their lives. From anxiety and depression to insomnia or ADHD, you may need help with some form of mental imbalance. Fortunately, it's now possible to get the counseling you need, even from the comfort of your own home, with online psychiatry.
Mental Health Treatment Online
Using the Internet for personal assistance is not a new concept. It helps those with busy schedules, mobility issues, or even those who can't leave the house because of anxiety. Making an appointment with a psychiatrist online allows you to get the help you need simply by video linking with a mental health professional.
What is an online psychiatrist?
A psychiatrist in Australia is a doctor. As a result, they are the only mental health professionals who can legally prescribe medication and correctly diagnose mental illness. This is because they first become qualified doctors and then go on to specialize in psychiatry and undergo years of training. If you don't know the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist online, read our blog article here.
Our online psychiatrist sees patients online using our very secure, high-quality platform specifically designed for medical telehealth services. You can connect to the appointment using your tablet, smartphone, or computer, and you don't need to download any software, just click on the link to join. This service is known as telepsychiatry and has many benefits.
Why should I see a psychiatrist online?
You may decide to see a psychiatrist online-especially with the recent coronavirus pandemic-if you
- Currently in isolation and unable to leave their home
- You live too far from your local practicing psychiatrist
- Have children and have difficulty arranging for child care
- Elderly or disabled people who have difficulty leaving their homes
- travel a lot and cannot see the same practitioner regularly
- Have a physical or mental health condition that makes it difficult to leave home
- Prefer the convenience of receiving at home
- It's easier to communicate freely by video link than face to face
Is an online psychiatric visit as effective as an in-person visit?
According to research, yes. Although telepsychiatry is relatively new compared to traditional admissions, studies show that success rates are very similar for both online and face-to-face therapy.
A study of 119 veterans was conducted in which some were referred to in-person treatment and others to telepsychiatry, and the results were comparable. These patients were also equally satisfied with their treatment. Moreover, a review of the usefulness of telepsychiatry found it to be equivalent to face-to-face sessions and described it as"a supportive and empowering form of service delivery that promotes equality of access and a high level of patient satisfaction."
How can online psychiatry help?
While it is true that not all medical conditions can be effectively treated with an online appointment, the vast majority can be treated.
Nevertheless, here are a few reasons why many people visit an online psychiatrist:
- Prescription for psychiatric drug(s)
- diagnosis of mental disorder
- second opinion on psychiatric diagnosis
- changes in psychiatric medication intake
Some of the common conditions with which people see a psychiatrist online include:
- Anxiety disorders
- Depression (postpartum or major depressive disorder)
- Bipolar disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
How do I contact a psychiatrist online?
Getting the help you need from a psychiatrist online in Australia and New Zealand is easy.
If you think you have a mental illness, the best place to start is to see your therapist. He will be able to advise you on whether you need to see a psychiatrist or a psychologist.
However, you can also make a private appointment with one of our psychiatrists, with a referral from a general practitioner, or with your own private health plan to cover your costs. Just call our office and they will offer you the nearest appointment and tell you about the cost of our services.
Telehealth is Easy!
Safe, secure video platform for people who need immediate emotional or psychiatric support. 👍
Visits are always HIPAA compliant and can be done almost anywhere.