Efficacy of Synchronous Telepsychology Interventions for People With Anxiety, Depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Adjustment Disorder: A Rapid Evidence Assessment
Tracey Varker, Rachel M Brand, Janine Ward, Sonia Terhaag, Andrea Phelps
Psychological Services | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2019
Telepsychology holds promise as a treatment delivery method that may increase access to services as well as reduce barriers to treatment accessibility. The aim of this rapid evidence assessment was to assess the evidence for synchronous telepsychology interventions for 4 common mental health conditions (depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and adjustment disorder). Randomized controlled trials published between 2005 and 2016 that investigated synchronous telepsychology (i.e., telephone delivered, video teleconference delivered, or Internet delivered text based) were identified through literature searches. From an initial yield of 2,266 studies, 24 were included in the review. ..View full abstract
This research was funded by the Transport Accident Commission via the Institute for Safety, Compensation and Recovery Research.