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Can Telehealth Be Used to Treat PTSD?

Can Telehealth Be Used to Treat PTSD? Approximately one in every 11 people will live with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at some point in their lives. Despite the prevalence of this disorder, a lack of awareness persists in many social circles. That’s why we take the time to honor PTSD Awareness Day each 27th of June. If you are one of the millions of…

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How Telehealth Revolutionized Mental Healthcare

How Telehealth Revolutionized Medicine Telehealth is a broad term that describes remote interactions between patients and health care providers using video conferencing, remote monitoring devices, or other online communication. In just the last decade, the use and availability of telehealth services have skyrocketed. According to the American Hospital Association, just 35 percent of hospitals had any kind of telehealth service in 2010. By 2017,…

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Why You Should Include Your Pet in Your Telehealth Sessions

Why You Should Include Your Pet in Your Telehealth Sessions About 68 percent of people in the United States own a pet, including furry, scaly, and hooved friends. While pets and their owners come in all shapes and sizes, one thing is clear: pets are a beloved part of American life. In fact, 95 percent of pet owners consider their pets as members of…

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How to Talk to Your Family About Mental Health

How to Talk to Your Family About Mental Health May is Mental Health Awareness Month in the United States. While Lifestance is always dedicated to increasing awareness about the importance of mental health, we believe it’s important to honor this month by paying special attention to spreading the truth about this topic. We hope that people everywhere will take this opportunity to speak with…

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4 Ways PTSD Affects Daily Life

4 Ways PTSD Affects Daily Life Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric condition that affects approximately 3.5% of adults in the United States. Though commonly linked to combat veterans, this disorder can affect anyone who has survived or witnessed a traumatic event. In general, PTSD causes people to have intense thoughts and feelings related to a traumatic event long after the event ends.…

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5 Ways to Manage Anxiety During Quarantine

5 Ways to Manage Anxiety During Quarantine To say that these are unprecedented times would be an understatement. Between COVID-19, the resulting economic impacts, and safer-at-home orders, people across the country are experiencing anxiety like never before. The uncertainty about how and when this all will end only serves to worsen the fear and anxiety. While you cannot control the worldwide spread of the…

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How Psychiatry Appointments Work in Telehealth

How Psychiatry Appointments Work in Telehealth Even before COVID-19 kept everyone in their homes for safety, the field of psychiatry was starting to make moves toward telehealth. That is, more patients were starting to talk to their psychiatrists virtually, rather than through traditional appointments. A shortage in many areas of the country and people’s increasing comfort with technology pushed the field in this direction.…

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Benefits of Teletherapy During Quarantine

Benefits of Teletherapy During Quarantine Since COVID-19 took hold in the United States, many aspects of American society have radically changed. The fear of the virus itself, the quick changes in daily life, and the loneliness of social isolation can be difficult for anyone. The fact is that we are collectively experiencing a traumatic event, and yet we cannot be physically close to each…

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