TABLE 44–3. Published reports and studies in child
and adolescent telepsychiatry
|Citation||Title ||Specific disorders||Sample size||Findings|
Elford et al. 2000
A randomized controlled trial of child psychiatric
assessments conducted using videoconferencing
96% concordance between VTC and FTF evaluations;
no differences in satisfaction.
Hilty et al. 2000
Telepsychiatric consultation for ADHD in the primary
ADHD symptoms responded well to telepsychiatry treatment.
Elford et al. 2001
A prospective satisfaction study and cost analysis
of a pilot child telepsychiatry service in Newfoundland
Shows high satisfaction of children, teens, parents,
and providers with TMH.
Kopel et al. 2001
Evaluating satisfaction with a child and adolescent
psychological telemedicine outreach service
High satisfaction of families and rural health workers
in New South Wales, Australia.
Telepsychiatric care of a depressed adolescent
Depression and disruptive behaviors
Medication, individual therapy, and family therapy
over 12 sessions led to clinical improvements in teen's
Goldfield and Boachie 2003
Delivery of family therapy in the treatment of anorexia
nervosa using telehealth
Weight increased in girls with anorexia; family relationships
Nelson et al. 2003
Treating childhood depression over videoconferencing
Controlled study comparing TMH with FTF treatment in
the psychotherapy of depressed children: comparable outcomes.
Pesamaa et al. 2004
Videoconferencing in child and adolescent telepsychiatry:
a systematic review of the literature
Review article describes status of child and adolescent
TMH; generally good outcomes per satisfaction ratings.
Myers et al. 2004
Telepsychiatry with children and adolescents: are patients comparable
to those evaluated in usual outpatient care?
TMH patients were demographically and clinically representative
of the usual outpatient child and adolescent psychiatry population.
Barretto et al. 2006
Using telemedicine to conduct behavioral assessments
Describes use of standard clinical assessment tools
through TMH to elucidate children's behavioral patterns.
Myers et al. 2006
Telepsychiatry with incarcerated youth
Describes large series of incarcerated youth, including
Savin et al. 2006
Telepsychiatry for treating rural American Indian youth
Reactive attachment disorder; Asperger's disorder
Describes TMH with a preschooler and young teen, leading
to clarification of diagnoses and needs; well accepted by American
Myers et al. 2007
Feasibility, acceptability, and sustainability of telepsychiatry
for children and adolescents
172 patients and 387 visits
Describes telepsychiatry services in four sites, high
satisfaction of primary care physicians, and reimbursement of services;
pediatricians more satisfied than family physicians.
Myers et al. 2008
Child and adolescent telepsychiatry: utilization and satisfaction
172 patients and 387 visits
Describes utilization of telepsychiatry by families
and their high satisfaction with initial and return visits; less
satisfied with care for adolescents than for younger children.
Yellowlees et al. 2008
A retrospective analysis of a child and adolescent
e-mental health program
A retrospective assessment of 3-month outcomes with
a convenience sample found improvements in the Affect and Oppositional
domains of the Child Behavior Checklist.