Telepsychiatry helps mental health patients in rural Missouri

 ADHD in the News 2017-05-25

There has been a rapid growth in "telepsychiatry" services in Missouri. Health care providers see the technology as a powerful solution to the severe shortage of specialists able to diagnose and prescribe medications for mental disorders - a dangerous scenario that has contributed to higher rates of hospitalization, emergency room visits, drug addiction and suicide in rural areas.