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Telepsychiatry Effective for ADHD Treatment in Rural Areas
Pediatric News

Telepsychiatry in rural areas is beneficial for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and their parents, according to one of the largest randomized controlled trials of its kind.

During the 22 weeks of the study, children who received telemental health (TMH) improved significantly in ADHD inattention and hyperactivity, oppositional defiant disorder, school performance, and adaptive functioning, based on the ratings provided by their parents.

The study is yet another piece of evidence that telemedicine can play a role in closing the mental health gap.