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Rural patients see their therapists via video telemedicine fills the gap where psychiatrists are in short supply

Washington Post, Associated Press,  Oct. 9, 2006   DALLAS -- Psychiatrists, often in need and hard to find in rural areas, are increasingly turning to video to treat their far-flung patients, illustrating one of the latest growth areas of telemedicine. …At the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, where telemedicine has been operating for years _ starting with state prison inmates _ about one-third of the program's 60,000 appointments each year are for mental health treatment.

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