Distance Psychotherapy for Patients in the Situation of the COVID-19 Pandemic
The rapid change in the usual way of life in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic in our country, as well as in the world as a whole, cannot but affect the state of mental health of the population. In the current conditions, remote medicine (telemedicine) is an extremely important factor in preserving and maintaining the mental health of the population.at the same time, psychiatry and especially psychotherapy became the first in the history of medicine, where video conferencing and video communication technologies were successfully and extensively used to provide counseling and psychotherapy to patients. We need urgent training of psychiatrists in short-term psychotherapy and crisis counseling, participation in hotlines, and involvement of psychologists in consulting work. Accordingly, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is extremely important to prevent and treat psychopathological disorders associated with a situation of prolonged exposure to stress caused not only by the spread of a dangerous infectious disease, but also by being forced to stay in self-isolation and switch to a remote work format. One of the main ways to solve this problem is the work of psychologists, psychiatrists and psychotherapists with patients using telemedicine methods.one of the main conditions for effective remote work is the short-term nature of psychotherapy methods.
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- Candidate of Medical Sciences, Master of Psychology, Psychiatrist, Psychotherapist, Assistant Lecturer of the Department of Psychiatry and Medical Psychology, Omsk State Medical University, Russia, Omsk (firstname.lastname@example.org; )
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