The normal doctor visits, situations where a patient books an appointment, meets a doctor, and get diagnosed, are reducing gradually, and the internet is the real cause. Right from Telemedicine to Telepsychiatry, the internet is bringing changes to the medical and psychiatric scene. Telepsychiatry Telepsychiatry makes use of videoconferencing programs
Gone are the days when mental health patients only had one option: physically visiting a psychiatrist to get treatment. With technological advancements, patients can now live anywhere and get mental health treatment in any part of the world. Distance is no more a barrier to many mental health patients. Those
Depression rates in the West are skyrocketing, while in the East they remain low. In the West, peoples’ lives tend to be fuller—of material things, the ephemeral Cloud (whatever that is), other technologies, and appointments. And ironically this busy-ness and fullness is associated with increased incidence of depression. When
The Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is one of the serious and devastating situations faced by the people who experience any serious accident in their lives. These accidents may be the terrorist accident, the sudden death of the family member of the close friend, any severe accident, nature disaster or sexual harassment.
Although VR technology is more popular in the gaming and entertaining industries, its application in the health industry albeit, still relatively young can be very useful especially in the treatment of mental health issues It is also a fact that we can no longer separate the environment from mental health
Dementia, and particularly Alzheimer’s disease—the most common type of dementia—, is increasingly common, instigating unparalleled pain and suffering. Caused by brain disease or injury, dementia can result in personality changes, forgetfulness, and potentially death. Personality changes are particularly frustrating and heart-breaking for friends, family members, and caregivers. Many