How telehealth can help with depression

Article provide by Francis Dunn, Miami, FL

Accessing health care during a pandemic can be difficult, while physically meeting a doctor can place the patient and their family at risk of contracting the virus. Patients and doctors have used virtual health care for many years; however, its popularity has recently grown as patients opt for virtual visits over physical consultations. Telehealth has made strides in mental health care as it allows for patients to meet with their therapists regularly in the comfort of their homes.

Depression is a common mental health problem that has increased due to social restrictions and the general sense of instability in the world.

The most common symptoms of depression include:  

Fatigue/ decreased energy.

Persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness.

Difficulty concentrating.

Regular therapy has helped patients suffering from depression, to understand their condition and improve their mindset. Patients with depression often feel incapable of getting dressed and leaving their homes to meet with a therapist. However, with virtual therapy patients find it easier to maintain regular therapy sessions as meeting their therapist requires less effort.

Another benefit of online therapy is the fact that patients do not need to take time off work, secure childcare, waste time traveling, or sitting in waiting rooms. Instead, patients only need to spare an hour for their session, at a time convenient to them.

Depression is a mental illness that can be harmful to a patient’s health and wellbeing while impacting their loved ones. Treating depression will involve psychotherapy, medication, or a combination of the two, for long-lasting results. Telehealth has made talking to a mental health professional easy and convenient, providing patients access to the help they need to live a fulfilling life.

Francis Dunn Miami Florida

Francis Dunn is from Miami FloridaFrancis William Dunn has spent the last twenty-five years working within the healthcare industry to improve corporate strategy and product development. He is the VP and co-founder of Medsite, Inc., a successful company that was later sold to WebMD. Francis Dunn understands how to be a successful leader and is often called upon for speaking engagements. His expertise in managing enterprise accounts continues to drive overall revenue for past employers.

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