Behavioral, psych condition care shifted to telemedicine during COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Office-based visits for behavioral and psychiatric conditions decreased in association with the COVID-19 pandemic, although increases in telemedicine visits offset these decreases, according to a research letter published online Nov. 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Omar Mansour, from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, and colleagues characterized quarterly telemedicine […]

Cognitive behavioral therapy delivered electronically more effective than face-to-face, says researchers

Cognitive behavioral therapy delivered electronically to treat people with depression is more effective than face to face, suggests an evidence review led by McMaster University. Based on randomized control trials, the systematic review and analysis revealed that cognitive behavioral therapy that connected therapists and patients through such modes as web-based […]