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All the individuals with mental healthcare needs and were residing in far places who could not attend the healthcare facilities due to COVID related restrictions were evaluated. The difficulties they were facing while fulfilling the regulation related to telepsychiatry were also examined.

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Why is it important?

Telepsychiatry has become an important mode for initiation or continuation of mental health care during the restrictions. Individuals with mental health care need did face a lot of problems during the lockdowns and while accessing the care through telepsychiatry also, they felt some difficulties especially who do not had access to gadgets/devices which were needed to fulfil the regulations.

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This page is a summary of: Telepsychiatry: A Feasible Means to Bridge the Demand–Supply Gaps in Mental Health Services During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic: Preliminary Experiences from Sikkim State of India, Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine, August 2020, SAGE Publications,
DOI: 10.1177/0253717620951282.
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