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College Kids in Texas Plan to Bring Telepsychiatry Software to the Homeless

Telemedicine video conferencing

Kavina Patel and Farhan Ahmad are sophomores at the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Both are enrolled in a dual admissions program that will allow them to receive their undergraduate and medical degrees in seven years, but that’s not what makes them particularly special. They recently were awarded $3,000 for winning a six-week UT System-wide Student Entrepreneurship Fellowship, according to the San Antonio Express-News. They plan to use the money to fund their award winning project, VideoMed. The goal of VideoMed is to provide telepsychiatry software to homeless people in need.

“Many homeless people face depression, but they don?t really know how to go about it or who to tell that they have these types of problems,” Patel said. “They?re very aware that they have mental

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Could Telepsychiatry Be the Answer to America’s Mental Health Crisis?

Telemedicine psychiatry

When it comes to mental health, the United States has been in a state of crisis for quite some time now. With 25% of adults considered diagnosable for serious mental illnesses, such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders, there is a real and urgent need to provide accessible, widespread mental health care to American citizens. Until recently, many felt that we simply didn’t have the resources.
Luckily, with innovations in a new technology called telemedicine psychiatry, people are beginning to get the psychiatric help they need.

What is telemedicine psychiatry?
Telemedicine psychiatry employs the use of HIPAA compliant video conferencing that allows patients to remotely receieve psychiatric care from medical practioners. Care can include therapy sessions and diagnose

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