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Telephone therapy: a review and case report.

Authors
  • Grumet, Gerald W1
  • 1 Rochester General Hospital.
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of orthopsychiatry
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1979
Volume
49
Issue
4
Pages
574–584
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.1979.tb02643.x
PMID: 495700
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The impact of the telephone upon the practice of medicine and psychiatry is reviewed. As an exclusively auditory medium, the telephone conveys meaningful vocal information while screening out visual and other stimuli. It is suggested that some highly anxious and unstable individuals, who find psychotherapy too threatening, may benefit from telephone contact with a therapist. An illustrative case of telephone therapy is presented.

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