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Tele-psychiatry a Resounding Success in 5-Year Trial

Publication Date: Sep 03, 2021

JAMA Psychiatry published the results of a five-year trial of telepsychiatry. The study found that telepsychiatry in rural, federally qualified health centers was a resounding success for patients who had screened positive for bipolar disorder and/or PTSD. The trial was called The Study to Promote Innovation in Rural Integrated Telepsychiatry (SPIRIT). It was designed to identify the best approach to delivering tele-mental health services to rural primary-care clinics. The leader researcher is Dr. John Fortney of the University of Washington School of Medicine.

Read the press release for supporting information on the study, or access the study on JAMA Psychiatry's website.