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July 2003 News and Blog Posts (2)

Providing Psychotherapy Over the Internet

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - People who are troubled are beginning to turn to the Internet when they decide to seek psychotherapy. Avoiding the embarrassment and inconvenience of a face-to-face appointment, patients can now easily find a therapist and receive professional counseling through a computer in the privacy of their own home. One researcher's database of online "e-therapy" resources has already grown to 300 private practice Web sites, as well as a number of online clinics through which… Continue

Added by psychiatryRounds Psychiatry News on July 1, 2003 at 10:00pm — No Comments

A New Approach: Using Virtual Reality Psychotherapy in Panic Disorder With Agoraphobia

(PSYCHIATRIC TIMES) - As listed in the DSM-IV-TR, the essential features of panic disorder are "the presence of recurrent, unexpected Panic Attacks, followed by at least 1 month of persistent concern ... or a significant behavioral change related to the attacks" (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). Panic disorder is characterized by instances of an intense sense of impending doom in which many patients will feel dizzy, hyperventilate and sweat. They can also experience chest pain, nausea… Continue

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