Socio-economic barriers prevent some patients from receiving appropriate psychiatric care. A study conducted at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) showed low-income communities benefit from telemedicine, specifically video-conferencing for psychiatry. The American Telemedicine Associate released their best practice guide for telepsychiatry, creating a standard that will further benefit behavioral health patients in need of care. Ultimately, telepsychiatry can solve real-world barriers without adding costs to patients. Forbes discusses this in detail while highlighting reducing the stigma of psychiatry care.

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