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Sunday, July 9 • 9:45am - 11:15am
Telepsychiatry and OCD: Potential and Pitfalls

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A revolution aiming to put technology at the service of healthcare delivery is underway. Among medical disciplines, psychiatry and psychology are considered particularly well suited for technology interventions. This presentation reviews the status of tele-mental health, with a focus on OCD applications. Interventions covered include computerized cognitive behavioral therapy, online psychotherapy, online psychopharmacology, mobile therapy, and virtual reality exposure therapy. Potential technology pitfalls are also reviewed, including possible negative effects on clinician-patient rapport.


Elias Aboujaoude, MD, MA

Dr. Aboujaoude is a Clinical Professor of psychiatry at Stanford University, where he is the director of the OCD Clinic. He has conducted research in OCD and related disorders, Internet-related psychopathology and telepsychiatry, and has published peer-reviewed articles and... Read More →

Sunday July 9, 2017 9:45am - 11:15am PDT
Yerba Buena - Salon 8