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COVID Forced Psychiatric Care Online, and Many Patients Want It to Stay There, Study Finds

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Doesn’t surprise me, i prefer it too. I just feel more comfortable talking over the phone for some reason. One thing I hated was going to the doctors office and waiting 45 minutes or sometimes longer to see the doctor, in fact I’ve never had a doctors appointment start on time. Now when they schedule to call at 3:00 but really call at 4:00 I can just relax in the comfort of my home instead of waiting in an uncomfortable chair in their office bored out of my mind.

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I kinda liked going to my pdocs place but the zoom meetings are much easier

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I second that, phone appointments are a-okay with me. The only real reason to go in person is just to have an excuse to get out of the house.

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I’m a good patient but I’d rather visit my shrink. I’ve had a chat to him about it over the phone thing and he hates it. His response was that you could be sitting there with a knife and presenting well on a phone and he’d have no idea. In person, your more likely to give tells in conversation and he gets an idea of how your travelling.

I know it’s necessary now but good psychiatry is based on knowing the patients and their moods and thoughts. It really is an art and you lose that on a telephone.

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i disagree lol I prefer in person ones for sure.

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I think it would be a bad idea to let most mental health patients have zoom or phone appointments.

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I find the clinic hard to visit, as I have been held there before and sent to hospital. Not good memories.

I prefer telehealth sessions over the phone.
My psychiatrist has changed over permanently to see her patients this way.

My therapist prefers seeing her clients in person but I will continue with telehealth sessions or if she eventually refuses I’ll go see a different therapist.

No more in person sessions for me.