Innovative Technology: Telehealth, Tablets, & Other Technologies

Patrick McGrath, PhD
Director, Alexian Brothers Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
Hoffman Estates, Illinois

Dr. McGrath discusses what patients need to know about telehealth technologies for treating anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD, including privacy and security concerns.

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Teletherapy,  Telemental Health, and Coaching

 

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