TELEPSYCHIATRY EXPERIENCE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC AT THE RAZI PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL IN IRAN-A CASE REPORT
Fatemeh Sadat Bateni, Mansoureh Kiani Dehkordi, Ali Motallebi, Negar Kiani yousefzadeh, Mostafa Heidari, Fereshte Momeni , Ali Ebrahimi
Objective: During the COVID-19, Telehealth attention and use have been increased in all medical fields. We decided to share our experience on the Sabatavan platform in a Psychiatric Hospital. Methods: One patient diagnosed with schizophrenia spectrum disorder and depression participated 4 sessions in the Sabatavan platform and mental status examination, diagnosis, medication dose adjustment, and psychoeducation about conditions and medication performed through the psychiatrist's Sabatavan platform. Results: According to our experience, Telepsychiatry was some benefits, such as the possibility of more communication between the therapists and patient, easy use of both patient and clinicians, more Accessibility of the patients and their families to psycho educational data. Lack of Tele pharmacy to change or renew the drug prescription and the impossibility of comprehensive examination and documentation of the patient's progress and changes, and lack of standard and official guidelines is challenging for Tele psychiatry. Conclusion: Telepsychiatry is an excellent mechanism for providing high-level care to physicians and psychiatrists in Iran.