Research in child and adolescent telemental health

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2011 Jan;20(1):155-71. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2010.08.007.


Over the past decade telepsychiatry, and more broadly telemental health (TMH), services with children and adolescents have been implemented with diverse populations in many geographic areas across the United States. The feasibility and acceptability of child and adolescent TMH have been well demonstrated, but little research exists on the efficacy and effectiveness of TMH in improving the mental health care and outcomes for underserved youth. This article summarizes the state of research in child and adolescent telemental health TMH and examines studies in other areas of telemedicine that may inspire and guide child and adolescent telepsychiatrists to collect data on the process and outcomes of their own work.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Child Health Services / supply & distribution*
  • Health Services Research* / statistics & numerical data
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / therapy*
  • Mental Health Services / statistics & numerical data
  • Mental Health Services / supply & distribution*
  • Telemedicine / statistics & numerical data*
  • United States