What is telepsychiatry?

Telepsychiatry, as a branch of telemedicine, may be defined as the delivery of psychiatric treatment remotely, using live video-teleconferencing equipment (VTC). Telepsychiatry has been approved by the American Psychiatric Association and a growing body of research data clearly demonstrates that psychiatric treatment via telemedicine can be as effective as when delivered during traditional outpatient appointments.

Advances in technology and internet infrastructure have led to the release of free VTC software such as Skype (TM) and Facetime (TM),  V.SEE (TM) allowing for a crisp and secure VTC communication with your doctor from the comfort of your own home, a clinical process known as "home-based telepsychiatry".  

Where can I read more?

"Telepsychiatry: Videoconferencing in the Delivery of Psychiatric Care", American Journal of Psychiatry 2013; 170:256-262

"Skype Therapy?  Its Working For Veterans" - Los Angeles Times; 04 July 2013

"With Telemedicine as a Bridge, No Hospital is an Island" - New York Times; 08 October 2012

"When Your Therapist is Only a Click Away" - New York Times; 25 September 2011

"The Therapist Will See You Now, via the Web" - New York Times; 09 July 2011

"Tech Talk Podcast: Telepsychiatry" - New York Times; 16 March 2011

"Telemental Health: Videoconferencing as Psychiatry Aid" - Time Magazine; 22 March 2010

Urban Telepsychiatry: Uncommon Service for a Common Need. Child Adolesc Psychiatr N Am. 2011 Jan; 20(1): 29-39

Telepsychiatry in Private Practice.  Child Adolesc Psychiatr N Am. 2011 Jan; 20(1): 1-11 Review

Treatment of Opioid Dependence via Home-Based Telepsychiatry.  Psychiatr Serv. 2008 Oct; 59(10):1218-9

Is Telepsychiatry Equivalent to Face-to-Face Psychiatry? Psychiatr Serv. 2007 June; 58:836-843


NeuroPsychiatry - TelePsychiatry-TMS           Organizational/Performance Consulting & Coaching

Dr. Miller combines his expertise in multiple areas of Psychiatry: adult, youth, geriatric, neuropsychiatry, forensic, military, psychotherapy, coaching  and medication management  with the convenience of home-based telepsychiatry to offer a medical service which is private, convenient, green, and effective, meeting the standard of care for traditional outpatient appointments  - but without the hassle of driving, parking, and waiting rooms.