The Ultimate Guide to Telepsychiatry

Ask us anything telemental health, telepsychiatry & Orbit Health's services for healthcare organizations.

Has research been done to prove child & adolescent telepsychiatry works? What’s the evidence base?

Yes, children, adolescents, and families can benefit from telepsychiatry. In a variety of mental health conditions such as ADHD, autism, and OCD, studies have indicated that video visits are useful in accessing psychiatric specialists and improving symptoms.

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Why are mental health problems pervasive in correctional facilities?

The rate of mental illness in prisons may be as high as two to four times greater than in the general public.

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What is Forensic Psychiatry?

Forensic psychiatrists are often hired by lawyers and judges to act as expert witnesses for both criminal and civil cases. They conduct psychiatric evaluations and offer opinions about how mental health issues relate to the case.

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How can Orbit Health help your forensic evaluations?

Orbit Health brings qualified expert witnesses directly to your conference room and courthouse.

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Is telepsychiatry subject to specific guidelines and laws?

Telepsychiatry practitioners follow federal and state guidelines, such as the Ryan Haight Act for controlled substance prescriptions, and the COVID-19 public health emergency exemptions.

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How does Orbit Health provide mobile response teams?

Orbit Health’s innovative mobile response team works with local law enforcement agencies to provide alternatives to arrest and incarceration for those suffering from mental and emotional difficulties.

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Is special software and training needed?

When you contract with Orbit Health, we will provide your medical practice with all of the software and training necessary to implement our telepsychiatry services. The process is simple and requires very little setup.

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What are the benefits of telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry can be much more economically feasible for many individuals who are unable to afford mental health care. Telepsychiatry also brings mental health care to regions that are currently under-served, such as rural areas.

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Has research been done to prove telepsychiatry works? What’s the evidence base?

Yes, telepsychiatry is comparable to in-person visits. In fact, studies have shown that telepsychiatry is effective for diagnosing mental disorders across ages — children, adults, and the elderly — and across ethnicities.

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