Is this the end of in-person counseling? How COVID-19 has accelerated our embrace of teletherapy

Only some years in the past, teletherapy—the follow of doing remedy by the use of telephone, video, or textual content—used to be considered an unproven psychological well being remedy. However robust client call for for all kinds of telemedicine (estimated to surpass $130 billion by means of 2025) has ended in a quadrupling a raffle investment within the area previously 5 years. The recognition of those apps skyrocketed all the way through the COVID-­­19 shutdown, as in-person visits ceased and psychological well being declined nationally. Faraway remedy is now presented by means of conventional healthcare networks, stand-alone apps, and as a part of worker help techniques.

[Sources: Global Market Insights’ Telemedicine Market report (telemedicine market estimate); Pitchbook (Industry growth, Valuations); MDLive (App usage); “Using Science to Sell Apps,”by Larsen, et al., Harvard Medical School (Validity); Zencare, Talkspace, and BetterHelp (Costs); Kaiser Family Foundation, U.S. Bureau of Health Workforce (Filling the gap)]

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