Tele-Psychiatry a Resounding Success in 5-Year Trial Report

This report shares key highlights of the Study to Promote Innovation in Rural Integrated Telepsychiatry (SPIRIT), a telepsychiatry trial focusing on rural Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and patients who had screened positive for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or bipolar disorder. The study notes that according to the results of the trial, treating mental health issues among underserved populations through telepsychiatry increases quality of life, perceived access to care, and minimizes barriers to accessing care.