Child and youth telepsychiatry in rural and remote primary care.

  title={Child and youth telepsychiatry in rural and remote primary care.},
  author={Antonio Pignatiello and John Teshima and Katherine Boydell and Debbie Minden and Tiziana Volpe and Peter G Braunberger},
  journal={Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America},
  volume={20 1},
Young people with psychological or psychiatric problems are managed largely by primary care practitioners, many of whom feel inadequately trained, ill equipped, and uncomfortable with this responsibility. Accessing specialist pediatric and psychological services, often located in and near large urban centers, is a particular challenge for rural and remote communities. Live interactive videoconferencing technology (telepsychiatry) presents innovative opportunities to bridge these service gaps… CONTINUE READING

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