Is viewing videotaped interviews with patients as effective as psychiatric evaluation via live teleconference?

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"Through conducting this research, we hope to learn more about new approaches to providing psychiatric consultations in primary care"
18 to 100 years old
Healthy Volunteers:
mood disorders, anxiety disorder, substance use disorder
Behavioral study
This study looks at video taped interviews of patients, viewed at a later time by psychiatrists, called asynchronous telepsychiatry (ATP) in the areas of access, quality, cost and outcomes of care compared to live video conferencing evaluation , called synchronous psychiatry. This study addresses the need to improve access to high-quality mental-health services for patients in remote locations by implementing an efficient, simple health information technology solution
This study requires
Initial assessment
Respond to mental health interview questions
Psychiatric assessment visit at your clinic every 6 months for a one year follow-up – 3 consultations total with the results being given to your PCP who will provide your care
Complete logs and surveys every six months
Who can participate?
Inclusion Criteria:

- aged 18 or older

- diagnosis of a mood disorder, anxiety disorder, or substance/alcohol abuse disorder(s)

- referred by PCP at participating site.

Exclusion Criteria:

- less than 18 years

- imminent suicidal ideation and/or plans

- immediate violent intentions or plans

- incarceration

- significant cognitive deficits

- patient who's PCP recommends not participating.

- PCP not at participating site
Up to $75
Study duration and period
1 year
Recruitment period
From Oct. 28, 2013
UC Davis Pyschiatry and Behavioral Sciences
2230 Stockton Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95817
Jennifer Bannister
Research Topic
  • Mood Disorder
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Substance Use Disorder

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