Gina Perez, MD, is associate chief, Behavioral Health Network and Telepsychiatry, at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital and assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh. This podcast, the second in this Pandemic Series, describes the considerable expansion and implications for the future of telepsychiatry in treating psychiatric patients, not only in outpatient settings but even more widely. Post-pandemic, it is very likely that most of these changes will persist, thereby altering psychiatric medical care broadly.
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