Also called ex·ter·nal ra·di·a·tion ther·a·py [ik-stur-nl rey-dee-ey-shuhn ther-uh-pee] /ɪkˈstɜr nl ˌreɪ diˈeɪ ʃən ˌθɛr ə pi/ . treatment of disease using radiation whose source is some distance from the body.
Also called tel·e·psy·chol·o·gy [tel-uh-sahy-kol-uh-jee] /ˌtɛl ə saɪˈkɒl ə dʒi/ . psychological counseling or psychotherapy by videoconferencing, text messaging, email, or telephone.
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How to use teletherapy in a sentence
Amid the pandemic, roughly three-quarters of psychologists in the US shifted to teletherapy, usually via videoconferencing.Uyghurs outside China are traumatized. Now they’re starting to talk about it | Andrew McCormick | June 16, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Be that as it may, high price tags mean both therapy and teletherapy remain unattainable for many.
If there was ever a time for teletherapy to shine, it was during the pandemic.
For years, teletherapy has been pitched as the next frontier in mental-health care.
That’s understandable, given elevated levels of anxiety, depression and stress during the pandemic, but it also suggests teletherapy is not a panacea.