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NAME Maria

AGE 54

LOCATION MORRO DE SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

Maria Benefits from Teletherapy

Maria has been feeling depressed and anxious lately. She lives on an island in Brazil which has few trained therapists.

Her friend recommended she try telehealth and online therapy. After a few weeks of virtual sessions, Maria has noticed an improvement in her thinking and mood.

COVID-19 Is Straining Mental Health — Could Technology Be the Answer?

Due to stay-at-home orders, many therapists and other mental health providers have moved to teletherapy appointments conducted over the computer or phone. “We transferred to an entirely teletherapy clinic within two or three weeks when we had done no teletherapy whatsoever before that,” says Jessica Schleider, Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical psychology at Stony Brook University. “What this has forced the field to do is figure out what’s possible.”

Read the Article on IEEE PULSE