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Tele-mental Health Use Surged in Year 1 of Pandemic
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Tele-mental Health Use Surged in Year 1 of Pandemic

In contrast, in-person services for common mental health disorders dropped by more than half after the PHE was declared in 2020.Telehealth for common mental health issues grew up to 20 fold in the first year of the COVID-19 Pandemic, more than compensating for a concurrent drop in in-person care for a number of conditions, a RAND Corporation study shows.The RAND study is the first to show that the magnitude of the increased use of telehealth more than made up for the decline in in-person treatment.An examination of more than 5 million privately insured adults, the researchers found that in-person services for depression, anxiety, bipolar, adjustment, and posttraumatic stress disorders dropped by more than half after the public health emergency was declared in 2020.In sharp contrast, tel...